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Ruth Hunt was the Chief Executive of LGBT rights charity Stonewall between 2014-2019. Under her leadership Ruth redefined Stonewall’s role as a charity, from one that enables change to one that empowers others to make change happen.

After becoming CEO, Hunt spearheaded Stonewall’s commitment to trans equality, launching <i>A Vision for Change</i> which sets out how Stonewall will help achieve legal and social equality for trans people across all areas of their lives.

Hunt attended St. Hilda’s College, Oxford, where she studied English and was elected President of Oxford Student Union. Prior to Stonewall, Hunt worked at the Equality Challenge Unit where she led work advising higher education institutions on sexual orientation and gender identity equality.

In March 2019 she was appointed to the UK Government’s first LGBT Advisory Panel on LGBT Health in the NHS.

Hunt is a practising Roman Catholic.

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