Now working in the Ministry of Education, Rob previously worked at the Ministry of Justice, and was a founding member of the MoJ’s BAME Staff network in 2001, namely P.R.O.U.D. He also became the first elected Chair of the Civil Service Race Equality Network [CSREN] – known today as CSRF – the Civil Service Race Forum.
Previously working at Channel 4, Nina Bhagwat lead the BAME agenda, with the responsibility for devising and delivering the broadcaster’s new BAME strategy. In her substantive role as Off Screen Diversity Executive within the Creative Diversity team at Channel 4, her focus was on delivering on the commitments in C4’s 360˚ Diversity Charter. Nina now works at Warner Music UK as Head of Inclusion and Diversity.
Wincie Knight is Senior Director of Global Inclusion Strategies at Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) EMEA, and is responsible for leading VIMN’s diversity and inclusion strategy. In the UK, Knight is instrumental in VIMN’s participation in CDN’s Project Diamond, as well as liaising with Ofcom on Viacom’s diversity developments.
Coral is HSBC UK Head of Diversity and Inclusion and believes that she is very lucky to have a job that lets her work on her passion for fairness for all. She has over fifteen years of experience of delivering diversity and inclusion programmes in the public and private sectors, and for her focus on delivering measurable change, Coral was named Head of Diversity and Inclusion of the year at the Inclusive Company Awards in 2018.
Justin is a multi-asset fund manager working at Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM). He is a CFA charterholder sitting within a wider investment team that manages near to £50 billion for pension funds and savers across the world. Justin also co-chairs the Investment Diversity Working Group for LGIM.
Harun Khan is a Londoner born and bred, working as a Civil Engineer in the city for almost three decades. As a second-generation Muslim being elected to the post of Secretary General for the first time in 2016, he worked tirelessly with his new leadership team to develop the organisation, bringing in greater diversity through the engagement of women, young people and Muslims from different ethnic backgrounds whilst establishing MCB’s profile across numerous towns and cities in Britain. While serving as the Chair of the MCB London Committee (2006-2010) he founded the Eid celebrations in London’s Trafalgar Square in partnership with the Mayor of London and attended by up to 20,000 visitors.
Paulette Simpson is the executive director of The Voice – a British media outlet that has represented the black community for 35 years. She also holds the role of executive, corporate affairs and public policy at Jamaica National’s representative office in the United Kingdom.