Sandra Kerr, OBE

Race Equality Director

Sandra is the National Campaign Director for Business in the Community’s Race Equality campaign, a business led network of organisations from the private and public sector working and committed to race equality as part of their good business practice. Sandra works together with the Race for Opportunity board to set the agenda for race diversity in the UK as a business imperative.

Sandra is particularly passionate about inclusive leaders and raising the profile of senior role models from diverse backgrounds to inspire the next generation and creating an inclusive environment through mentoring and sponsorship.

Before joining Race for Opportunity Sandra worked in the Cabinet Office(UK) advising on diversity and policies on race, disability, gender, and work life balance across Whitehall(UK). Sandra has also managed very large teams in a frontline delivery role and also spent some years as a personal development and IT skills trainer.

In January 2012, Sandra was awarded an OBE in the Queens New Year’s honours list for services to Black and Minority Ethnic People.

June 2015 sees Sandra join the Royal Society Diversity Committee by invitation and in April 2015 Sandra won the Women: Inspiration and Enterprise (WIE) Equality Award.

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