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Meet the Speaker: The Rt Hon the Lord Boateng, PC DL

Thursday 26 August, 2021

Lord Boateng will be one of our speakers for our Public Sector & Civil Service Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Virtual Summit 2021.

Lord Boateng, a Barrister who first rose to prominence as a campaigning civil liberties lawyer, has a long and distinguished political career as an MP for Brent South (1987-2005) holding many ministerial positions, including Minister of State (Home Office) and the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, and was Britain's first Black cabinet minister in 2001.

He served as the High Commissioner to South Africa between 2005-2009 and was introduced to the House of Lords in 2010.

He currently Chairs the Nairobi-based African Enterprise Challenge Fund, a multi-donor fund to promote businesses that link small farmers to global markets, and the Board of Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor which works in Africa India, and Bangladesh to promote and deliver pro-poor services by urban utilities.

He is a Chancellor of the University of Greenwich and Vice President of the London Library and Chairs Book Aid International and the International Council of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation.

He will be speaking at the 'Why creating an inclusive culture is a business imperative' session taking place on Wednesday 22nd September.


At the Civil Service College, we also deliver a number of virtual expert-led training in equality, diversity, and inclusion for the public sector and civil service. Our ED&I series can help you and your organisation to drive equality, embrace diversity and becoming more inclusive.

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