Evelyn is a value-driven professional woman who's worked with and been involved in a wide spectrum of organisations and partnerships for over 30 years, tackling inequalities in health and social care and promoting equality within the public, voluntary and community sectors. Evelyn has 25 years’ experience as a non-executive director and chair across these sectors locally, regionally and nationally.
She is chair of Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust. She is also chair of Arawak Walton Housing Association and Bridging the Gap (Manchester); she is also on the board of govenors at Manchester Metropolitan University where she's the equality lead, and is also an associated governor at St. Mary’s CE Primary School in Moss Side. Evelyn served as a commissioner for the Equality and Human Rights Commission until January 2017.
Evelyn received an OBE in 2006 and an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2005, both for her work with BAME communities in health; she was included in the Independent’s 100 most influential LGBT people for three consecutive years and was shortlisted for the New View 50 most influential BAME people in the public sector. A very proud Ghanaian and Christian, Evelyn has four children and two grandchildren and lives with her civil partner of over 20 years.