EIDA ambassadors are vocal advocates for our cause, helping us raise awareness of the role employers can play in tackling domestic abuse.

They include celebrities and businesspeople, as well as courageous survivors of domestic abuse.

Sue Akers CBE QPM

Former Deputy Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service
“Having witnessed domestic abuse throughout my career in policing, I couldn’t think of a more worthwhile project to become involved with when I retired. EIDA recognises the value of employers in helping to tackle this insidious and often unseen crime and I am proud to be an ambassador for the organisation.”

Sally Benatar

Samantha Billingham

Founder of SODA
"I believe that all victims of domestic abuse should have a safe haven in their workplace, which is why I am delighted to be an Ambassador for Employers Initiative Domestic Abuse.
I was sacked in the early 2000s because of domestic abuse, my boss didn't want to listen or support me; now I can be the support I never had."

Fiona Bowman

Managing Director, Dysart 57 Ltd
"You may have a "Fiona" in your workplace, every day coming into the office, wanting to be respected and wanting to do their best job. Home was where I was violated and beaten. Work was my oasis, where I could be "me" and work was the vehicle that carried me through my escape. My employers saved my life, and for that I will always be grateful."

Sarah Brown

“As a survivor of domestic abuse, I’m keen to raise awareness by sharing my experiences. I have lost jobs because I was dealing with domestic abuse and companies were not equipped to help and support me. I want other victims to know that things are changing. Fortunately, more and more employers are in a place now where they can support their employees, especially with help and guidance from EIDA. No-one suffering from domestic abuse needs to feel isolated as resources are available to get through the difficult times.”

Charlotte Budd

“It is an honour to be an Ambassador for EIDA. As a survivor of domestic abuse, raising awareness around this issue is something I am very passionate about. I strongly believe that education is key when making a difference and that our personal stories should lead the way in making a shift in the way we tackle domestic abuse. I try to help others who have been through the same experiences I have and hope that collectively we can make a difference.”

Natalie Curtis

Safety & Sustainability Specialist, Balfour Beatty
“I’m absolutely passionate about raising awareness and educating others on Domestic Abuse. My employer’s response was very supportive, I’m always thankful for their constant support. It’s time to talk openly about Domestic Abuse to help end the stigma. We only have to look at the heart-breaking statistics to see how many victims/survivors are affected by this devastating crime.”

Dawn Grant

"Having been involved in domestic abuse in a personal and professional manner for many years and having seen the impact of domestic abuse, which affects every aspect of a person’s life, EIDA and its reach has such an important role to play in offering support and guidance to employers to offer the essential ingredients to assist anyone who may be going through domestic abuse. I am privileged to be an ambassador of EIDA and look forward to meeting organisations and assisting them on their journey to offering support to their employees."

Andrew Lane

"Domestic Abuse doesn’t respect office hours, and no one leaves their home life at the door when they enter the workplace. For victims and survivors of domestic abuse, their employer can be a lifeline – whether as a listening ear, a source of reassurance, or a gateway to support in rebuilding shattered confidence. EIDA plays a vital role in helping employers navigate these complex responsibilities and, having experienced the difference a supportive, informed employer can make, I could not be more proud to represent them as an ambassador."

Dr Rebecca Lees

Senior Clerk, House of Commons
“It’s natural to think we shouldn’t get involved in our colleagues’ personal lives. But an employer could be a lifeline for someone experiencing abuse, whether through offering support to survivors or empowering employees to spot the signs that a colleague may be vulnerable. That’s why EIDA’s work is so important.”

Sharon Livermore

Founder & CEO, Kameo Recruitment
“As a survivor of domestic abuse, I understand the impact that this can have on your work life, along with the difference an Employer can make. EIDA are bridging the gap to enable employers to take a stand against domestic abuse and get access to the tools they require to do this. It is an honour to be an Ambassador for EIDA and to empower others to join the network.”

Nina Wadia OBE

Actress & Presenter
“The aim and mission of the EIDA is so clever. We all spend so much time at work that ensuring an open and supportive workplace culture where victims of abuse feel able to speak up, and where business leaders and colleagues know how to spot when something is wrong, is crucial, and could be life-saving. The difference the EIDA is already making is fantastic, but there is more to do. I am proud to be an ambassador for this innovative and impactful organisation.”