Lord Herman Ouseley

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"The Honourable Lord Herman Ouseley Kt has a career spanning over 40 years as a champion of equality and diversity. Knighted for his services to government relations and local communities and appointed as a member of the House of Lords, Herman uses his position to eliminate inequalities and injustices in the workplace, in sport and in the community. He also undertakes charitable and voluntary work, as patron of dozens of local organisations, former chair of a housing association, and supporter and founder of many community projects. He is a council member of the Institute of Race Relations, a trustee of the Manchester United Foundation, and Chair of Kick It Out, a national campaign to achieve equality in football...

"Herman came to England from guyana with his family in 1957. He attained a Municipal Management diploma after studying at Catford College in Lewisham. Between 1978 and 2000, Herman achieved a number of firsts within the UK black community. He was the first black person to gain the positions of Race Equality Advisor, and eventually CEO in the London Borough of Lambeth, Policy Advisor for Ethnic Minorities for the greater London Council, Chief Executive of a local authority in England and Executive Chairman of the former Commission for Racial Equality. After he stepped down from the latter position, Herman set up his own business, Different Realities Partnership, which looks at institutional discrimination, organisational change, people management, community cohesion and equality."[1]


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  1. staffs.ac.uk The Hon. Lord Herman Ouseley KT, organizational web page, accessed August 3, 2012.
  2. Policy Research Institute on Ageing & Ethnicity Patrons, organizational web page, accessed October 4, 2012.
  3. Entrepreneurs in Action About, organizational web page, accessed May 24, 2013.