From today, Baroness Diana Barran takes the role of Minister for Civil Society.
Diana comes to the post with a wealth of experience in the charity sector. She founded the charity SafeLives in 2004 to help survivors of domestic violence and their families, and remained at the charity for 13 years as CEO before leaving in 2017. Prior to this, she was Head of Grant Development at New Philanthropy Capital.
Diana has also been a trustee at charities including Henry Smith Charity, Comic Relief, and The Royal Foundation, and a member of the HMIC Expert Panels – Domestic Abuse & Child Abuse, and of the National Oversight Panel – Domestic Abuse.