Virginia Golding is the head of equality, diversity and inclusion at Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust.
She joined the NHS in 1992 as a clerical officer and progressed to become the equality and diversity lead at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
In 2007 she took voluntary redundancy and set up her consultancy Golding Diversity Training. She returned to the NHS in 2013.
Virginia is an active member of the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) frontline staff forum and a member of the NHS Confederations BME Leaders Network.
She has a master’s degree in Human Resource Management and a postgraduate certificate in diversity management.