Anne Watts

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"Anne Watts is Chair of the Appointments Commission, an independent body providing a full recruitment service for chair and non-executive appointments to public bodies. She was Chair of the Independent Panel on race equality for the NHS and for the last two years has been employer’s representative on the steering group for the new Commission for Equality and Human Rights.

"For over 25 years she has been a leading figure in diversity, recruitment and workplace development issues, with a strong track record across the private, public and voluntary sectors. Anne has also held executive roles relating to workforce and diversity in Business in the Community, HSBC and NatWest Bank. She currently serves on the boards of Greater London Enterprise, Opportunity Now, Race for Opportunity and the Open University and was an Equal Opportunities Commissioner from 1989 to 1995. She is a member of the School Teachers Review Body; a Trustee of the Eve Appeal, for gynaecological cancer; and Vice-Patron of Working Families and Thatu, supporting community self-help schemes in South Africa." [1]


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  1. Rare Recruitment Advisory Board, organizational web page, accessed August 30, 2012.