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Annette Hay

Annette is currently a member of the Senior Management Team in the Research Office at Coventry University. After completing her Social Studies Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Warwick, she went on to complete her Masters in ‘Leadership and Management’ at Coventry University.
Coventry University
Job Title
Senior Research Delivery Support Partner

Annette has over 30 years of experience around leadership, with a particular interest in making leadership a more inclusive and authentic experience. She’s passionate about empowering and enabling women, and especially more Black women, to take up leadership and governance positions. 

The work that she often engages in, recognises the intersections of gender and racial inequalities and the role of positive action towards removing these inequalities. Annette challenges institutional and cultural norms which continue to permeate, deeply embedded barriers to real and systemic change.   

She is recognised for her strategic influence and ability to build networks and new relationships.  Presently, she’s a member of a number of Boards and Committees, including, Coventry University’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Council, Advance HE, NADOHE (USA), The Belgrade Theatre and ARMA EDI Advisory Group.  Annette is also the Chair of the Race Equality Council at Coventry University as well as the BME Staff Network Lead.