Our Diversity Committee, whose chair is appointed by our Board, collects data, evaluates our position and decides on steps we need to take to improve. The committee updates TOPRA members on new initiatives throughout the year in our monthly InTouch newsletter. TOPRA has many initiatives aimed at improving access in the regulatory profession and ensuring equal opportunities for all. We've begun research to identify where there are issues, and members will be asked to contribute.
Cheryl Hall (Chair), Aman Khera, Ifty Saiyed, Andrea Sisneros, Anna Somuyiwa, Angela Stokes, Jonathan Trethowan and Lynda Wight.
“For me D&I in TOPRA means: I want to be open to all others, share experiences, to listen, check for understanding, reflect and act on what I learn to create an even deeper inclusive professional organisation and community; whether though formal learning, networking, or the experience of volunteering or being the important continuity team in the office, and by advising our Board.” – Cheryl Hall
“I am on a Diversity and Inclusion journey and am committed to play my part in this conversation because ultimately medicines and treatments know no barriers, and people involved in this industry should not feel barriers either.” – Aman Khera
“I guess for me Diversity and inclusion reflects the ‘status quo’ of society and is necessary for the peaceful co-existence of civilisations who mutually depend on one another. We can learn from one another, but first, we must extend our level of understanding about each other.” – Ifty Saiyed
“My life and career journey continues to be an enriched and diverse experience which I share with everyone I meet.” – Andrea Sisneros
"I believe that embracing diversity and inclusion builds a happy and inspiring environment where individuals and organisations are empowered to thrive” – Jonathan Trethowan
“After a lifetime career in regulatory affairs, much of which was spent in developing a profession that I am very proud of, I want to see opportunities and support available to everyone who makes RA their career choice.” - Lynda Wight