Esther Kwan

Lead on equality, diversity and inclusion in policy and decision-making at Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

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Lead on equality, diversity and inclusion in policy and decision-making, BEIS
Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy

Esther Kwan is a passionate advocate for bringing equality, diversity and inclusion considerations into policy design and development. By considering equalities in our work, we can deliver better services and outcomes for the public.

Esther advises on equality impacts of BEIS' policies on protected groups. She also leads on research projects examining organisational and behaioural changes, as well as trailling interventions to empower staff to lead on equality, diversity and inclusion issues in their work area.

As a seasoned policy professional, Esther has advised on a variety of strategic and high-profile policies, including COVID-19 policies, a multi-million dollar portfolio of development assistance to MENA, and £31bn of infrastructure spend as part of the UK's Industrial Strategy.