who we are
equitysport is a registered international equality-in-sport charity (1189559) based in the UK. We exist to advance equality, promote diversity and extend equal opportunities in and through global sport.
equitysport are values-led
In all that we do, we are led by our values. At the core of our mission is the inherent belief that all people are born equal in status and in rights. Through global sport, we believe that the principles of equality, diversity and equal opportunity can be realised universally, not as some sort of ethereal aspiration, but as an everyday reality.
We work to promote, amplify, uphold and strengthen support for shared values across global sport. We seek to influence and help shape the powerful deep narratives embedded within the overarching culture of sport to re-imagine what is possible and to catalyse and embed real change over the long-term.
equitysport are human-first
We believe in the potential of people, not things. In effect this means our focus is on developing people's abilities and giving them a chance to use them in and through sport.
Our work is centred around giving people more freedom and choice to access and participate in sport in ways that they value. We seek to help create a global ecosystem that provides an environment for all people, individually and collectively, to develop to their full potential and fully express their talents.
equitysport are collaborative
We recognise that changing global sport takes more than everything one organisation knows and has the capacity to deliver, but not more than what we know and can deliver together. We understand that disjointed, unilateral action will fail to achieve the kind of transformational impact we aspire to.
We reject self-interest in favour of common-interest; through collaboration, partnership and solidarity with our partners and friends around the world, we strive to harness collective influence and power within the equality-in-sport 'movement' to empower individuals, groups and organisations to work better and more effectively together.
equitysport are locally driven
We do not seek to represent or speak on behalf of any particular group or community within global sport. Instead, we represent a framework of values and principles, that if applied universally, can guarantee and protect equality for all, no matter who you are, where you come from or what your background is.
By it's very nature, some of our work centres on communities and groups around the world who have often been structurally excluded, marginalised or under-served. We work in solidarity with those communities not for them or instead of them. Our programmes are developed to prioritise the support of local ideas, local people and local organisations over outside intervention or control.
meet the team
Our strength lies in our people - from trustee to volunteer, the equitysport team is a highly accomplished and vastly experienced, tight-knit group who share a vision for delivering on our mission to advance and promote equality, diversity and equal opportunity in and through global sport. Meet our Board of Trustees and senior management team below:
South-African born Charlene Hogg currently works for TwentyFour Asset Management in London and is a qualiﬁed solicitor in England, Wales and South Africa.
Before moving to the UK, Charlene was part of in-house legal teams at both Standard Bank and First National Bank in Johannesburg, working on legal matters involving multiple African jurisdictions.
Jennifer Hall is a highly successful finance executive and chartered accountant currently based in London. Jennifer brings significant experience in UK and international markets having previously lived in Australia.
Jennifer joined the charity in 2022 and sits on the board as both a trustee and our treasurer, providing specialist oversight for our financial governance.
Based in the South West of the UK, Garnet Mackinder currently works with Sport England as their Head of Equality.
Garnet is a former professional rugby player with England, Saracens, Wasps and Exeter Chiefs. Garnet combines her work with Sport England and equitysport with an important role sitting on the RFU Council.
Charlotte Lloyd currently works with British Blind Sport to increase accessible opportunities for all in sport.
Charlotte boasts experience in leadership positions within student politics at Warwick University, first as their elected Sports Officer and later sat on the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Inclusion Board to represent the student voice across universities in the UK.
Texas born and raised, Kalyn Carpenter is a highly accomplished communications and advocacy campaigner.
Kalyn has extensive experience working with various political campaigns in the United States and with an MP in the House of Commons, as well as time as a business consultant working with small businesses and social enterprises.
Before transitioning to roles in civil society, Tim Harper spent a decade working in professional and elite sport in the UK and overseas, including with Saracens Rugby, England Rugby, the World Rally Championship and international equestrian sport.
Tim is a Fellow at the Royal Society of Arts and a member of both the Academy of Social Justice and the Social Imagination Network.
Whether sponsoring an event, participating in a fundraising or advocacy campaign, or establishing a strategic funding or brand relationship, our partners share our vision for a fairer, more equitable world through sport. We work with a number of like-minded, passionate, creative and forward-thinking partners, sponsors, trusts and foundations to ensure we have the capacity to deliver on our mission.
Find out more about our current partnerships HERE.