Dianne Whitfield


Dianne is Chief Officer of Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (CRASAC), one of the biggest Rape Crisis centres in the country. She has significant experience working within a range of public sector organisations before training as a Gestalt therapist and joining the voluntary sector. Her background includes working as a Human Resource specialist in a variety of management/ senior management roles. She has an MBA and has also worked for a number of years as a management consultant specialising with working with NHS organisations and its strategic partners. In total Dianne has had over 30 years’ experience of delivering public services. Dianne is also a consultant on the Kings Fund Cascading Leadership Programme for the voluntary sector. Her more recent experience has been focussed in the field of sexual violence in a variety of different roles and has substantial experience working at a strategic level, having advised national organisations such as the IPCC and participating on national groups such as the National CPS/ ACPO Scrutiny Groups as Rape Crisis England and Wales (RCEW) representative. Dianne is currently the Co-Chair of RCEW, and she continues to work clinically as a Gestalt therapist and group counsellor to survivors and victims of sexual violence.



In addition to her clinical qualifications Dianne also holds an MBA and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.