A leading fathers’ rights campaigner has been appointed to the
Equal Opportunities Commission, the government announced last
Duncan Fisher, the director and co-founder of Fathers Direct, is to
become a commissioner at the EOC.
Fisher has already worked with the EOC on work and life balance
issues through his role at Fathers Direct, which promotes shared
parenting and caring roles between men and women.
The EOC, together with the Disability Rights Commission and the
Commission for Racial Equality, will be absorbed into a new single
equality commission under plans confirmed by the government last
November. The start date for the new body, provisionally called the
Commission for Equality and Human Rights, remains unclear.