Roisin Wood, OBE spent nearly 10 years as CEO of English Football’s leading anti-discriminatory charity Kick It Out, and having served in the Northern Ireland Judiciary Service as a Lay Magistrate specialising in youth and family law over the last 16 years. Previously she held roles working with young women and outdoor education in an Education Board, and the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland supporting the re-integration of ex-political prisoners and their families as part of the Peace Process before moving to London. There she began working for the Metropolitan Police as the MVP Community Engagement Manager, then Redbridge Council in Inclusion Development, before becoming Head of Equalities for the Football Foundation.

She stood down from Kick It Out in October 2020 to undertake a number of roles including;

  • Advisor to the Global Institute of Sport Board.
  • Independent Chair of UCFB’s EDI Committee
  • Non-Executive Director for Touchline Technology
  • Executive Director for Inclusive Arts
  • Trustee Of London Youth Games

Roisin has also set up her own EDI Consultancy business.