Joy Warmington

CEO of the charity 'brap'


Joy Warmington is CEO of brap, a charity transforming the way people think and do equality. In her role, Joy supports organisations, communities, and cities with meaningful approaches to learning, change, research, and engagement. She is passionate about helping anyone who believes in the rights and potential of all human beings and has successfully guided the organisation to its cutting edge position where it is nationally recognised for producing innovative equalities and human rights research and strategies.

A former lecturer with an MSc in Organisational Development and Management Learning, Joy has written and co-authored over 40 books, articles, and reports on subjects as diverse as implementing organisational change, improving public sector engagement practice, and using human rights to improve service delivery. She also has a variety of qualifications, including coaching, mediation and process work.

Joy is regularly asked to comment on equalities issues in the media, appearing in the Economist, Daily Telegraph, and Health Service Journal, in addition to numerous appearances on BBC radio and television. Joy is also the vice-chair of Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust and is a passionate advocate of mental health and well-being. In addition to receiving an honorary doctorate from Middlesex University in 2018, Joy was awarded an MBE in the 2019 new year’s honours.

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