Diane Kingston OBE

Board Member

Diane Kingston OBE

Start date with DI: July 2019

Where I am based: Eastbourne, UK

What I do: I provide advice, support and direction to Development Initiatives in my role as Board Member.

Previous experience: I am the Global Technical Lead for Disability Inclusion and Mainstreaming at Sightsavers. I am also a member of the Department for International Development’s Independent Reference Group on tackling sexual exploitation and abuse and sexual harassment. I have worked on social justice issues in international development and human rights throughout my career, in particular as the UK’s elected member of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), Senior Advisor for Policy and Government Affairs for Frontline AIDS, Deputy Director of Advocacy and Alliances for CBM International, Global Disability Advisor for Sightsavers, and as joint Country Director of VSO Indonesia.