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Former chair

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John Peart is a former chair of the Civil Service LGBT+ Network.

Hello there 👋

I’m John, and I’m the Chair of the Civil Service LGBT+ Network from October 2021 to 2023.

In my day job, I am the Head of Digital Identity Governance, Policy and Delivery in the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology.

Prior to my current role, I’ve worked in a number of departments, including the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport where I was a Bill Manager, the Government Equalities Office where I was Head of Sexual Orientation policy, and the Government Digital Service.

I was Vice-Chair for the Civil Service LGBT+ Network from October 2017 to 2019, and from April 2021 to October 2021.

I’ve been involved in the cross government network since I joined the Civil Service in 2013; helping to deliver our award-winning mentoring programme, Role Models guide and LGBT Impact Index, developing the network’s digital presence, and leading our Pride activities.