Iona Mahima Jones
PhD is an experienced equality and diversity
She has worked as a probation officer and as a senior probation officer with
specific responsibility for equality. As part of her remit, she set up the Asha
Centre in Worcester which is now a charitable organisation offering support
and education for vulnerable women.
After completing her PhD in Ethnic Relations, Iona worked for 5 years as a diversity manager for BBC English Regions, supporting managers and HR teams to become more confident about a range of diversity matters. She also mentored potential new talent pursuing careers in the BBC. She was a member of the England Diversity Group and the English Regions Disability Advisory Group.
Iona is a board member of the New Vic Theatre in Stoke on Trent and a governor at the Northern Baptist Learning Community. Iona has completed a Level 2 course in British Sign Language.
Iona provides short and long term consultancy, training and mentoring on a range of diversity matters.
Iona is an Associate in the Creative Community Unit, Staffordshire University, and an Affiliate Member of the
Community Animation and Social Innovation Centre (CASIC), Keele University.
Imagine Associates works with other experienced and highly skilled associates for specific contracts.