Dunni Alao (she/her)
HR Leader, Civil Service
I work as a UK civil servant in Human Resources and it is this area of expertise that I hope to bring to the Board. I believe that people are the most valuable part of any organisation and I am very much looking forward to working with the Senior Leadership Team to ensure that Stonewall has the right support in place and prioritises the needs of its workforce.
Working on the Olympics while at the Department for Transport was a career highlight, and in 2018 I was shortlisted a Top 10 Corporate Rising Star at the National LGBT Awards. Outside work, I’m a big advocate of causes against homelessness. I spent three months in New York volunteering at a charity for homeless men with a history of substance abuse, and I have taken part in Crisis at Christmas since 2008.
It’s an absolute honour to support a charity that is actively advocating for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. I truly believe the work of Stonewall is vital, not just for our LGBTQ+ family but wider society. As someone from a diverse background, I believe there is far more that unites us than divides us. We all want to get on and live our lives in peace, and by protecting the rights of each other we safeguard those rights for everyone. Because a fairer society for the most marginalised is a better society for all.