- (Chair) Nelarine Cornelius, Co-Vice Chair (Research and Publications), British Academy of Management
- (Keynote) Sandra Kerr CBE, Race Equality Director, Business in the Community (BITC)
- Zaheer Ahmad MBE JP, Head of Strategic Delivery - Diversity and Inclusiveness, EY
- Allison Francis, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Home Office
- Dr Fiona Bartels OBE, Global Head of EDI, British Council
- Jeremy Crook OBE, Chief Executive Officer, Black Training & Enterprise Group (BTEG)
- Rodney Williams, Lead Project Manager, National Grid *Top 50 2019 Empower List*
- Paulette Mastin, Chair, Black Solicitors Network
- Vivienne Aiyela, Non-Executive Director, London Football Association *First black female Non-Exec Director at London FA*
- Bernadette Thompson, Co-Chair of Race to the Top G6/7 Network, Civil Service
- Anita Bhalla, Co-Chair of Race to the Top – G6/7 Network, Civil Service
- Herman Trepesch, Diversity and Inclusion Manager & Past-Chair, O2 Telefonica & Surrey Police Association for Culture and Ethnicity (SPACE)
- Isa Mutlib,Chief Executive Director, BAME Apprenticeship Alliance
- Tevin Tobun, Chief Executive Officer, Gate Ventures Group *Top 100 2019 Empower List*
Around 14% of the UK working age population come from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. Experts estimate, that by 2030 this proportion will be closer to 20%. Diversity is good for culture, for performance, and for business too.
So, why is there a distinct lack of BAME representation in senior leadership positions across the UK?
Organisations which treat ethnic diversity like the business priority that it is, achieve success through representative, transformational and engaged leadership.
Westminster Insight’s timely Achieving Racial Equality in Leadership Forum
will feature contributions from trailblazing private, public and third sector organisations on how to take practical action to champion equality, diversity and inclusion.
Hear from public and private sector-leading organisations on how to develop effective recruitment and organisational development strategies
to drive BAME representation in leadership with limited resources.
Network with industry experts who will discuss how to best source and support young BAME talent
to cultivate and inspire the next generation of leaders.
Our Breaking Down Barriers
panel will spotlight the lived experiences of established and aspiring BAME leaders
renowned for championing the ethnic diversity agenda, combating cultural stereotypes and achieving success in underrepresented spaces.
Attend this event to learn how to achieve diversity in middle management
to strengthen the diversity of talent pipelines
for board-level roles and develop dynamic leadership teams. Join us in exploring the central role of senior leaders visibly sponsoring BAME talent
to support emerging leaders and their professional development.
This event follows on from our highly praised Race in the Workplace Forum. Here's what some of the delegates on the day had to say about the event:
“Incredibly inspirational & informative. Brilliant selection of panel members. Well organised.”
- Lyndon Campbell, Equalities Delivery Manager, Independent Office for Police Conduct
“Very thought provoking and worthwhile. Fantastic speakers.”
- Laura Stokes, HR Business Partner, DEFRA
“Engaging, authentic, relevant and inclusive”
- Julia Quinn, People Services Manager, MK College