Simon Fanshawe, OBE is a co-founder of Stonewall, the largest LGBT rights organization in Europe. Based in Brighton, UK, he is a frequent speaker, writer and broadcaster on diversity and equality issues. His company Diversity by Design works with public, private and third sector companies to bring about meaningful change in their diversity and inclusion. Formerly Chair of Sussex University he is now the Chair of the board of Hexagon Housing Association and a board member of POWERful Women. He was awarded the OBE in 2013 and in 1989 won the Perrier Award for comedy.