Sport England has announced the appointment of Viveen Taylor as director of equality, diversity and inclusion, a newly created position. Since joining the English government sports agency in August 2018, Taylor has spearheaded tts work to promote an active lifestyle among lower socio-economic groups. The appointment comes on the heels of the announcement by Sport England of a new ten-year strategy to tackle inequality, as previously reported by SGI – Europe. Taylor has 25 years of experience in supporting marginalized and disadvantaged communities. She started her career in local government in Manchester before moving to lead Hulme City Challenge, a regeneration program for the Hulme area, immediately south of Manchester’s city center. It was one of the government’s first regeneration programs.