Jackie Driver

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"Jackie is Chair of Breakthrough UK. She was previously the secretary to the Board of Trustees of Manchester Deaf Centre...Jackie is Head of Good Relations at the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Her programme of work focuses on good relations and community cohesion. Current programmes include leading on the disability related harassment formal inquiry, 'Beyond Tolerance' - making sexual orientation a public matter, and adaptive conversations - balancing interests between equality strands. She also takes a practice lead in the Commission on sexual orientation, driving the agenda for delivering a comprehensive strategy around key priorities in LGB equality. She previously worked at the Disability Rights Commission heading up the Employment and Equalities strategy. Prior to this, Jackie worked within the Local Government sector heading up and delivering strategic equality policy work, housing and homelessness strategies.

"She is a also a member of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) Equality Advisory Board where she advises on specific issues relating to black and minority ethnic communities, disability, gender, religion and belief, sexuality and age. Jackie also works with the HCA to support the delivery of its vision for diversity and respond to current and emerging equality and diversity challenges."[1]

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  1. Breakthrough UK Board, organizational web page, accessed July 16, 2012.