Joy Hutcheon

Joy Hutcheon

Department for International Development |

Joy Hutcheon has made a massive contribution to diversity and inclusion, in DFID and beyond. Joy has always championed D&I, using her positional power to push for maximum progress. In 2011 she sought out the role of DFID Gender Champion. Her inspirational leadership transformed what had been at worst an issue ignored by the aid sector, and at best a last-minute add-on to project design, into an enduring, central consideration in all HM Government’s development work.

In 2016 she sought out the role of DFID Diversity and Inclusion Champion and has really shaken things up. It’s her quiet-but-constant, inspirational approach that has made the difference. The impact has been both broad and deep. The impact has been felt beyond DFID,shared with the private sector and used, by Joy, to advocate to future leaders across the Civil Service!