The CSRA Conference will be held on 23 February 2017.
Today we’re announcing several speakers from our line up.

The CSRA Conference 2017 is happening on 23 February 2017. You can register to attend for free on our Eventbrite page.

Today, we’re excited to announce some of the guest speakers who will be joining us at the event.

Sue Owen, Permanent Secretary, DCMS

Sue was appointed Permanent Secretary for Department for Culture, Media and Sport on 4 September 2013 and joined the department on 1 October 2013. In July 2014 Sue became the Civil Service LGB&T Champion. She is now also the Civil Service Diversity Champion.

Her career highlights include:

  • Director General of Strategy, Department for Work and Pensions, 2011-2013
  • Director General, Welfare and Wellbeing, Department for Work and Pensions, 2009-2011
  • Director General for Corporate Performance, Department for International Development, 2006-2009
  • Director, EMU Policy, Euro Preparations and Debt Management, HM Treasury, 2002-2005
  • Counsellor Economic, British Embassy Washington, 1999-2002
  • Adviser on family policy, Number 10 Policy Unit, 1998-99
  • Assistant secretary EU Coordination & Strategy, HM Treasury, 1995-1998
  • Economic adviser posts at HM Treasury (macro forecast, labour market, Germany), 1989-1995
  • Research fellow then lecturer in economics, University College Cardiff, 1978-88

Paul Martin OBE, CEO LGBT Foundation

Paul Martin is Chief Executive of The Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF), and a founder member of Healthy Gay Manchester in 1994. In 2000, HGM merged with Manchester Lesbian and Gay Switchboard, the UK’s second longest serving telephone helpline, supporting LGB people to form The Lesbian & Gay Foundation.

Paul has been involved in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans health field for over 20 years.

He has led on research and development programmes on a wide range of lesbian, gay, and bisexual issues, including health inequalities, HIV prevention and sexual health promotion, substance misuse and legal and civil rights and has worked extensively on capacity building and infrastructure development of the LGB&T sector.

Paul was highlighted by Attitude magazine in their role models issue. He is a non-executive director of NHS Manchester, is also Chair of The National LGB&T Partnership which is a strategic partner of The Department of Health.

We’ll announce more soon

We’ll be announcing more speakers over the next 2 weeks. In the mean time, make sure you register to attend the conference. Registrations are only open for 2 weeks.


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