Senior Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Manager
High Speed Two (HS2)
Maria was a Top 100 Disability Influencer in 2022 and 2019 for the public sector and her work has been recognised for many years from being a disabled entrepreneur, trainer and speaker. She is responsible for delivering equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) management for the workforce and communities along the route of High Speed Two, leading the organisation to achieving Platinum Status on Clear Assured EDI Accreditation. She advises on strategic planning and delivering EDI goals, developing internal and external partnerships, training frontline staff, senior managers and executives and speaking at large events. She’s also the author of a novel on disability and intersectional inclusion published in her native Italy.