Chair: Board of Trustees
Maxine Greaves MBE, Inclusion and Community Development Manager at Principles of
Success with comprehensive knowledge and research experience of qualifications and
inclusive practice frameworks. Equality and Diversity lead, Race Inclusion for LEAD; one of
four Directors of True Talk Africa CIC and BAMEed Yorkshire and Humberside lead.
Former Equality and Community Engagement Manager at Sheffield Hallam University.
She was a key member of the award-winning team involved in the 'Supporting the transition
from primary to secondary, an action research project in Sheffield' (Sheffield Institute of
Education (SIOE), Sheffield Hallam University & Sheffield City Council 2014) and Faculty
Awards winners 'Equality and Diversity - Transition Project' (2016).
She is the lead co-ordinator in a collaborative project to progress innovative educational
provision for adults from African, Asian and Minoritized Groups (AAMG) working as
Teaching Assistants, through the development of a pilot vocational qualification. Her
expertise and skills focus on the alignment of equality, inclusion, diversity and community
cohesion agendas into sustainable curriculum strategies, which has resulted in her
presenting a number of research papers at national and international conferences.
Through her work as a practitioner and researcher with a number of agencies she has
developed projects to improve the educational experience of vulnerable and socially
excluded young people in South Yorkshire.
Founder of Men up North, (2015) and STORM (2019) forums dedicated to the exploration of
the creation of patriarchy, and the emotional, cultural, narratives past and present relating
to the societal positioning of masculinity.