The UK’s highest-paid public sector diversity chief is the director of Network Rail with a taxpayer-funded £164,000 salary

Revealed: The UK’s highest-paid public sector diversity chief is the director of Network Rail on a taxpayer-funded salary of £164,000 who blasted Boris for his ‘white privilege’

  • Loraine Martins is the Director of Diversity Inclusion for Network Rail
  • She is responsible for ensuring that the network is more “open, diverse and inclusive”
  • Government data shows she can earn up to £164,999 in taxpayer-funded wages
  • She once shared an article about Boris Johnson accusing him of ‘white privilege’










The UK’s highest-paid public sector diversity chief is a Network Rail employee who earns up to £164,999 a year and previously shared a post accusing Boris Johnson of ‘white privilege’.

Loraine Martins, the rail company‘s director of diversity and inclusion, is responsible for ensuring the network is more “open, diverse and inclusive”.

Data released by the government shows Ms Martins receives a minimum of £160,000, which can rise to a maximum of £164,999, meaning she could earn more than the Prime Minister whose annual earnings are capped at nearly of £162,000.

Loraine Martins, the rail company‘s director of diversity and inclusion, is responsible for ensuring the network is more “open, diverse and inclusive”.

In 2018, she took to her Twitter account to share a Guardian comment that accused then-foreign secretary Boris Johnson of “white privilege”.

And in April 2021, she retweeted a post from TV presenter Adil Ray who accused the government of “corruption”, according to publication Guido Fawkes, although the retweet has since been deleted.

According to the Women at Work online summit, Ms Martins’ role includes overseeing “a center of expertise that supports Network Rail’s ambition to be a more open, diverse and inclusive business”.

In 2018, she took to her Twitter account to share a Guardian comment that accused then Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson (pictured) of

In 2018, she took to her Twitter account to share a Guardian comment which accused then Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson (pictured) of ‘white privilege’

In April 2021, she retweeted a post from TV presenter Adil Ray which accused the government of

In April 2021, she retweeted a post from TV presenter Adil Ray which accused the government of “corruption”, according to Guido Fawkes, although the retweet has since been deleted.

Prior to joining Network Rail, Ms Martins led a team on ‘equality and inclusion and employment and skills’ during the construction of Olympic Park ahead of the 2012 London Olympics.

For this work she was awarded an MBE, then last year she was appointed OBE “for her work to improve diversity in Network Rail and her voluntary work with the National Mentoring Scheme”.

What does a “diversity director” do?

In an interview with Women In Rail, Ms Martins described her role as ensuring ‘people have a fair chance of accessing employment opportunities and promotions’ and ensuring they are ‘treated well and encouraged to perform at their best in any environment”. they work in”.

She added that this means working to make Network Rail more “open, inclusive and diverse”.

Ms Martins said that in her job, day-to-day duties may include “reviewing strategic issues and policies”, “training” and “being an internal consultant to different teams”.

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