Join Intuitive and two of Transport’s most influential ED&I voices for the Allyship in Transport Knowledge Session, Thursday 3rd November, 14:30 – 16:30.

Along with Anit Chandarana, Lead Director of the Great British Railways Transition Team and Gareth Hind, Head of EDI at First Bus we’ll explore how ED&I allyship is the unexpected – but key – element of improving talent attraction in Transport.

We’ll debate the strategic link between diverse workforces, allyship and Transport’s talent pipeline challenges, share guidance for allyship in practice and answer your ED&I in Transport questions. All with practical guidance for building an ally culture and reinvigorating talent pipelines.

Challenging times are ahead for Transport. Are inclusive workplaces the strategy to success? Hear directly from sector leaders and share your thoughts, live. Only at our exclusive webinar.


Registration for the Allyship in Transport Knowledge Session has now closed.

Highlights from the session and a full recording of the webinar will soon be available to watch for free on our YouTube channel. Our next Knowledge Session will take place in the new year.

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Session Description

14:30 14:40 Introduction with Intuitive Founder Nina Lockwood
14:40 15:10 Anit’s Story: The power of allyship done right
15:10 15:30 Gareth’s Story: An ED&I transformation at FirstBus
15:30 15:40 Comfort break
15:40 16:00 The Good Ally Debate with Intuitive, Gareth and Anit
16:00 16:30 Live Q&A and thank you


Our popular Live Chat will be available for your questions and input throughout.

Workplace Allyship FAQs

Q: What is a workplace ally?

A: An ally is a colleague who’s not a member of a marginalised group but who wants to support and take action to help colleagues who are.


Q: What is allyship?

A: Allyship is the conscious act of listening and learning to those in marginalised groups and advocating for inclusive workplace spaces by aligning words with actions.


Q: What do we mean by being a “good” ally?

A: When you’re a good workplace ally, allyship becomes part of who you are, not just something you ‘do on the side’. Being a good ally isn’t about achieving an academic piece of paper or impressing anyone. It is about serving something greater than you.

Good allies are not afraid of causing offence, saying the wrong thing or feeling out of place by pointing out problematic, non-inclusive, discriminatory language or behaviour.


Anit Chandarana

Lead Director, GBR Transition Team

A respected rail industry veteran for former Network Rail Chief of Staff, Anit currently oversees the GBRTT, heading up the most ambitious changes to our railways in a generation.

Anit is a passionate and influential ED&I thinker too – openly sharing experiences and ideas that are nothing short of inspirational.
Alongside GBRTT, Anit is a Non-Executive Director for East London NHS Foundation Trust and former Chair of two Network Rail Trustee Boards.

Anit Chandarana

Gareth Hind

Head of EDI, Firstbus

A former food retail senior People and ED&I leader, Gareth went from feeding the nation to moving the nation! Known for his infectious energy and drive to make a difference, Gareth is award-winning in cultural transformation and has a wealth of allyship experience to share.

Outside of FirstBus, Gareth describes himself as a dad, husband, son and friend, Disney fanatic and a keen golfer – albeit with room for improvement.

Gareth Hind

Nina Lockwood

Founder & Director, Intuitive

Nina has specialised in recruiting talented leaders for over 20 years and has been immensely successful in creating an international network of highly qualified, experienced individuals. Nina leads on non-executive director searches, and supports our team in delivering leading senior management and executive board appointments.

For 6 years, Nina has chaired the Outstanding Personal Contribution category for the National Rail Awards and judged the Outstanding Teamwork category and is a regular face at industry conferences. Nina also sits on the Women in Rail North West Committee, is a mentor for the Women in Transport Mentoring Scheme and an Ambassador for Girls out Loud.

Nina Lockwood