Our Team

Meet our champions

Our team is here to support you with any information about the services we provide and how we can support your organisation.

FOUNDER

Arun Batra OBE

Arun has over 25 years of senior equity, diversity & inclusion, (DEI), experience including leading DEI for the Home Office, two former Mayors of London as well as being the global DEI market leader for EY. He is also an advisor to the Parker review and was a Partner in EY. He is the Founder and Chairman of the NES and works closely with both 10 Downing Street and BEIS.

Partner

Jelena Eremic Newson

Jelena is the partner leading EY’s impact and value team in UK&I Sustainability Services Practice and advises leaders across sectors in developing strategies which maximise Long Term Value, with a specific focus on people and societal dimensions. She has over 20 years of Big 4 management consulting experience working across Europe, USA and Japan with a variety of private sector clients and government departments.

SENIOR MANAGER

Minna Lewis

Minna is a Senior Manager and a Business Psychologist. She designs and delivers global training programmes that build truly inclusive leaders. She is also a lead assessor on our Global and National Equality Standard assessments.

SENIOR MANAGER

Maya Yovcheva-Gocheva

Maya is a Senior Manager in EY’s UKI Sustainable Business practice, with extensive experience in supporting UK and global organisations with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion advisory and assurance projects. She leads National Equality Standard (NES) and Global Equality Standard (GES) assessments as well as is the project lead for one of our newer offerings the Supplier Equality Standard (SES). Maya is a statistician with years of experience managing complex projects in quantitative and predictive analytics.

SENIOR MANAGER

Rachel Sadka

Rachel is a Senior Manager with cross-sector experience coaching senior business and HR leaders on how to develop strategies and programmes which support diversity and inclusion (D&I). She leads large scale complex National Equality Standard and Cultural Values assessments and delivers implementation programs which drive Long Term Value, addressing key people challenges with respect to D&I, culture, learning and wellbeing.

SENIOR MANAGER

Simon Manterfield

Simon is a Senior Manager and our DE&I sports industry specialist, having worked with the ECB, EFL, RFU, Premier League and numerous football clubs. Simon is also an important part of our internal global DEI&I team where he project manages the measurement of our DE&I progress across 140 countries.

MANAGER

Mudassar Chaudhry

Mudassar is a Manager in EY’s UK&I Sustainable Business practice, specialising in providing culture, diversity and inclusion services to some of the world’s largest private and listed businesses. His main areas of expertise are carrying out the National Equality Standard (NES) and Global Equality Standard (GES) accreditations. He also co-chairs the EY Muslim Community – an employee network of 800+ members in 40+ countries.

ASSISTANT MANAGER

Sabrina Bambhra

Sabrina has over 5 years of experiencing bringing a psychological and human centric approach to supporting organisations with Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. She is skilled in National Equality Standard Assessments, Project Management, Senior Stakeholder Engagement, Process Improvement and Data Visualisation. Sabrina has a particular focus on Race and Disability within the EDI space.

SENIOR CONSULTANT

Priya Srirajan

Priya is a Senior Consultant with a focus in providing culture, diversity, and inclusion services to cross-sector businesses from a variety of industries. Her main areas of expertise are carrying out the National Equality Standard (NES), Global Equality Standard (GES) and Supplier Equality Standard (SES) accreditations and supports clients with their diversity and inclusion (D&I) agendas.

SENIOR CONSULTANT

Olivia Marshall

Olivia is a Senior Consultant within EY’s Sustainable Business team. She has experience in sustainability strategy development for a range of clients and is an assessor for the National Equality Standard (NES), Global Equality Standard (GES) and Supplier Equality Standard (SES). She recently worked as part of the COP26 team.