Spotlight on CCG Members - Suely Ludgero - Newlove - January 2023

Spotlight on CCG Members - Suely Ludgero - Newlove - January 2023

Jan, 1 2023

It takes a high level of professionalism, maturity and experience to be an influential person both in the local community and abroad.

This is exactly the person Suely Ludgero – Newlove is proud to be and we appreciate her for that.

Let us discover more about this month’s ‘Spotlight on CCG Members’.

Suely is originally from Brazil and migrated to England in 2002. Suely’s background is in Business Management, in the fields of quality management and social responsibility systems, consultancy, education and training.

For the past two decades she has worked in a variety of industrial, retail and educational organisations across South America and Europe.

It was in Brazil where she worked for nine years in the educational and charitable sector. She focused primarily on schools and the prevention and protection of children against sexual exploitation. As an advocate she became a pillar of strength in the community standing up for youthful rights and promoting positive work for children.

This inspired her to work as a librarian back home at Preston’s College and for two years as English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), supporting and teaching adult and young students from diverse ethnic and international backgrounds.

For the past five years she has been part of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team as an Officer at UCLAN – Preston. She works with programmes and projects for inclusion of ethnic minoritised and broader under-represented groups.

In 2023 we find Suely working closely at UCLAN on a number of activities including –

  • Provision of EDI awareness raising training to the University community and its stakeholders
  • Positive actions to tackle hate crimes and incidents
  • Community cohesion and partnerships with Preston City Council
  • Lancashire County Council and Lancashire Police to promote social justice.

She is also responsible for the coordination and delivery of the University’s EDI annual training, communication and events plan that includes celebrations and observance of key EDI dates.

Suely is a positive contributor to the community. She actively seeks ways to help people such as refugees and asylum seekers. She wants radical change to occur in her lifetime and so gets involved with charities and political groups to enable action to take place.

If we could all take a leaf out of Suely’s book this world would be a better place. We are grateful she is a member of the CCG and we look forward to see how she continues to make a difference every day.

^Alex Ashworth CCG UK Blogger