Who we are
Hannah Jepson, Co-founder and Director of LGBTed
Hannah founder and director of LGBTed is committed to driving social change by helping organisations become more inclusive. Her passion is in supporting individuals, businesses and organisations to embrace diversity and inclusion, with a key focus on intersectionality. She believes meaningful change in this space only happens by both enabling and enhancing understanding and persistent passion and ambition.
Starting out as a qualified occupational psychologist and rising to a Director of a leading national education charity, Hannah has successfully led and managed a range of large-scale selection, talent management and strategy projects. Most recently she developed national EDI strategies and was advisor to the organisation on EDI campaigns.
Hannah founded LGBTed to drive meaningful and sustainable social change through enabling greater LGBT visibility in the education system. As Director, she is a member of the National Equality and Diversity Forum, currently working with DfE to develop the LGBT education strategy. She is also a published academic author and her work on the career experiences of gay women in the UK has been featured in an international research handbook exploring diversity and careers. She is also a Trustee at The Proud Trust, supporting LGBT young people in the North West.
Daniel Tomlinson-Gray, Co-founder & Director
Daniel is an English and Media Studies teacher and has worked in school leadership. He famously came out to his students in Assembly in 2017 and, since then, he has used his profile as a campaigner and a speaker in order to increase LGBT+ visibility in schools. Having been a teacher for twelve years, he believes that coming out publicly has been the best thing for his career and is making a significant difference to the lives of LGBT+ young people. He is currently writing the first LGBTed book due to be released in 2020.
Sean Finch, Partnerships Advocate
Sean is currently a School Partnerships Manager for Ambition School Leadership, supporting schools leaders to identify high-potential leaders for Ambition’s development programmes. Prior to this, he was an English teacher in Manchester part of Teach First’s 2013 cohort. Sean has seen first-hand the importance of providing young people with the environment to be who they want to be and how this allows young people to reach their potential.
Graeme Jackson, Events Manager
Graeme grew up in Edinburgh, and worked as an English teacher before moving to London. He has worked for Ambition School Leadership (previously Teaching Leaders) since 2014. Additionally, he has volunteered with several education and equality charities in Scotland and the USA. His interests include reading, creative writing, and karaoke.