As per Guardian and Operation Black Vote established that of the 1,049 most powerful people in Britain, just 36 are from ethnic minorities and 7 are from Sikh backgrounds. 1. SIR HARPAL S KUMAR Kumar is the chief executive of Cancer Research UK, one of the UK’s biggest and most successful charities. He holds honorary […]
As per Guardian and Operation Black Vote established that of the 1,049 most powerful people in Britain, just 36 are from ethnic minorities and 7 are from Sikh backgrounds.
1. SIR HARPAL S KUMAR
Kumar is the chief executive of Cancer Research UK, one of the UK’s biggest and most successful charities. He holds honorary doctorates from two universities, and was a Baker scholar at Harvard Business School – making him part of the top 5% of his class. He is chair of the National Cancer Advisory Group and a member of the National Cancer Transformation Board.
2. JAS ATHWAL
Athwal is the leader of Redbridge council, which turned Labour for the first time in 2014 under his leadership. He is also the council’s first leader from a BAME background. He was first elected to the council in May 2010 and became leader of the Labour group in October 2011.
3.HARDYAL SINGH DHINDSA
Hardyal Singh Dhindsa is the police and crime commissioner for Derbyshire – the first and only PCC from a BAME background. He has been a local politician since 1993 having held a number of council cabinet posts – including education and social care, planning and highways, and leisure. He is a qualified probation officer, with more than 30 years’ experience.
4. PERMINDER MANN
Mann is the CEO of Bonnier Publishing UK, one of the UK’s top publishing firms. She was in the Bookseller’s list of the 100 most influential people in the publishing industry in 2015 and 2016 and was named as one of the top 10 most influential people in publishing and writing at the Hospital Club h100 awards. Mann co-founded Blink Publishing in 2014, the first publisher to collaborate with a vlogger, the bestselling Alfie Deyes.
5. DALJIT LALLY
Lally is the CEO of Northumberland county council and Northumbria Healthcare NHS foundation trust. She was awarded an OBE in 2015 in recognition of her improvements to health and social care services in Northumberland.
6. RANJIT BANWAIT
Banwait is the Labour leader of Derby city council. He was elected as the first minority ethnic leader of the council in May 2014. Banwait was elected as the councillor for Boulton Ward in 2006.
7. KARAMJIT SINGH
Singh is the chairman of University Hospitals of Leicester NHS trust. He has set up free medical camps in India, has been a commissioner at the Electoral Commission and a member of the Queen’s Counsel selection panel and is a voluntary trustee of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Singh was awarded a CBE in 1999 for services to the administration of justice.