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Channel 4 has named Jane English its head of inclusion and hired a diversity exec who has helped to deliver change programmes for BT and TfL to oversee disability in the workplace.

As co-chair of the 4Women network, English was behind C4’s menopause and pregnancy loss policies and also pioneered a ‘get home safe’ taxi service for staff.

A steering committee on the commercial sector’s Inclusion Group, English is currently on maternity leave from her position as creativity lead for 4Creative and Marketing.

High-impact work delivered on her watch include the Super.human campaign for the 2020 Paralympics, and 100 Years, which celebrated the centenary of women’s suffrage.

The head of inclusion role has been vacant since July, when Colin Campbell-Austin stepped down after a year in the role.

Meanwhile, Giles Barker has become C4’s first-ever workplace disability lead, with a remit to position and champion the broadcaster as one of the best places for disabled talent to work.

He joins from BT, where he was group diversity and inclusion lead.

Barker will report to English when she returns in the autumn. Prior to that, he will report to Zaid Al-Qassab, C4’s chief marketing officer and inclusion & diversity director.

English will work with head of creative diversity Naomi Sesay to drive and champion inclusion and diversity across the broadcaster.

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