Stonewall appoints new chairwoman

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Jacqueline Davies has been appointed the new chair of stonewall.

She will succeed David Isaac, who retires after nine years leading the gay rights charity.

Jacqueline, author of The Truth About Talent, provides talent and resourcing consultancy to senior leaders across the private and public sectors.

She was born in Splott and grew up in Cardiff and is the mother of a three-year-old daughter with her partner Tania.

Stonewall Chief Executive Ben Summerskill said:

“Both David and his deputy Liz Grant have provided inspirational leadership since we formally became a charity in 2003. Every one of our staff and volunteers is hugely grateful to them and also delighted about Jacqueline’s appointment.”

Neil Bentley was appointed as deputy chair to replace Liz Grant, who has served in the position since 2005.

Mr Bentley is currently deputy director-general and chief operating officer at the CBI.

During Stonewall’s 23-year history, the position of chair has always alternated between a man and a woman.