Lena Bheeroo

Engagement and equity manager

Lena is the engagement and equity manager at Bond. Lena leads the anti-racism, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion work we do for the sector, as well as overseeing the delivery and content of our programme of major events, including the annual conference and exhibition and the international development awards. She is also a Committee Member of #CharitySoWhite, and on the working group of The Racial Equity Index.

Before joining Bond, Lena led on events at the Charity Finance Group across the regions, covering a variety of topics ranging from risk and social investment to managing people and IT and data insight, working closely with members and the Charity Commission.

Prior to this she worked to deliver on the International Fundraising Congress in the Netherlands and Fundraising Online conference at the Resource Alliance as well as delivering events with partners in Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand, Kenya and Uganda.

She has also worked as a project manager raising awareness of human rights issues in Palestine, working on projects in collaboration with the British Council. Lena has a Masters in Nationalism and Politics from University of Edinburgh.

Twitter: @LenaBheeroo
LinkedIn: Lena Bheeroo


Cultural diversity
7 October 2021
Cultural transformation is never easy, but organisations must rise to the challenge and use this time of global reckoning as an opportunity to assess the power and privilege they hold, and build better cultures that work for all.
Bond Annual Conference visual minutes for the Transform strand
3 June 2021
Over 3,000 people from over 80 countries attended our first-ever online Bond Conference last week. Here, we highlight five takeaways for the international development sector.
Workplace harrasment
5 November 2020
Recent whistle-blower allegations suggest charities have been using NDAs to prevent staff from speaking out on bullying and harassment in the workplace. Is it right for organisations to use them?
Black Lives Matter protest in USA
17 June 2020
This public moment on Black Lives Matter is our chance to interrogate and dismantle racism and anti-blackness in international development.
"Hope" a CSO special plenary session hosted by UN Women
4 February 2020
70% of INGO staff are women, but only 30% of those women reach the top of their organisations. We look at the social and systemic barriers preventing women and women of colour from progressing in their careers.
Delegates at Bond Conference 2018
12 February 2019
Tips to make the most out of Europe's biggest international development event.
Headshots of diverse people from around the world
29 August 2018
Despite the sector’s progress in tackling inequalities overseas, the UK charity workforce still needs to overcome challenges in diversity, inclusion and unequal pay.

Conference sessions

Explore new research into racialised communities’ experiences of working in international development and the barriers they have face to career progression.  



Thu, 05/27/2021 - 10:30 to 11:15