Executive Committee - Women's Equality

Executive Committee

Executive Committee



Bea Gare

Bea Gare is a former British Diplomat.  In mid-career she undertook a PhD in biological sciences and rejoined the FCO after a short stint running her own Environmental Consultancy.  Her work in the FCO concentrated on multilateral arms control including 5 years in Vienna at the British delegation to the OSCE.

Bea joined WEP in 2016.  A lifetime of watching Westminster politics led her to the only party with policies on equality and PR as part of their manifesto. 


Catherine Mayer, President

Catherine spent three decades in journalism before she co-founded the Women's Equality Party in 2015 with Sandi Toksvig. She is an author and released 'Attack of the Fifty Foot WomenHow Gender Equality Can Save the World!' in March 2017.

Catherine regularly appears as a spokesperson for the Party.


Chris Paouros 

Chris is a business and charity leader, specialising in the growth of small organisations. Chris is a Trustee of Just Like Us, an LGBT+ charity for young people; Non-Executive Director of Leaders Unlocked, a social enterprise giving young people a voice and has recently been appointed to the FA’s Inclusion Advisory Board. 

Chris is of the firm belief that the Women's Equality Party is the only answer to our broken political system and a feminist analysis and solution-focus is the way to fix it.    


Yvonne Thompson CBE

Yvonne is an entrepreneur working  in the Communications, Marketing and PR industry. She has advised corporates, public sector, educational establishments and government, developing a reputation as an activist and a campaigner for supporting women and minorities in business.

In 2003 she received a CBE in Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Birthday Honours List for her work with small business, women and minorities.  In 2005 she received a doctorate for her work with women and minorities in small businesses and supporting entrepreneurs from London Metropolitan University, and in 2015 she received her second doctorate for work in Global Diversity and Equality from Plymouth University. In 2015 she published her first book, “7 Traits of Highly Successful Women on Boards". A book promoting greater gender diversity in company boardrooms.

Policy Committee

Meet the members of our Policy Committee, which is made up of the spokesperson and movement builder for each of our seven policy areas.

Steering Committee

Meet the Women's Equality Party's Steering Committee


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