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Clive Jones CBE (Chair)

As well as his role on Runnymede's board of trustees, Clive is also the chair of Netplay, the interactive television company; chair of Energetic Communications, the New York marketing and events company; and the sole non-executive director of S4C, the Welsh public service broadcaster.

Until he stepped down in 2007, Clive was also the chief executive of ITV News and Regions and the longest serving senior executive in ITV.

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During his thirty-plus year career in television Clive has been non-executive director of GMTV, managing director of the ITV Network, CEO of Carlton Television, managing director of Central Television and managing director of London News Network. He began his career on the news desk of Yorkshire Television after eight years as a newspaper journalist.

As a consultant Clive recently chaired the Peer Review of the UK Film Council for the DCMS and was the project leader overseeing the digitisation of the ITV and Channel Four newsrooms for ITN. He is currently advising a group of Britain’s leading theatres on their new media and digital ventures.

A graduate of the London School of Economics, he has chaired Skillset, the sector skills council for television, film, publishing and new media for the past eight years. He also chairs Mediabox, the government’s youth media fund, the Wales IP Fund and the Creative Diploma Development Partnership for the DCFS. He sits on the board of the Young Vic Theatre and the Legacy Trust.

Clive founded and chaired for its first two years the groundbreaking Cultural Diversity Network. He was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Television Society in 1995 and its Gold Medal, the Society’s highest award, in 2007. In the same year he was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to broadcasting.

Prof Claire Alexander

Claire Alexander is Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester. She has researched and written widely on race, ethnicity and youth identities in Britain over the past twenty years. Her publications include The Art of Being Black (1996), The Asian Gang (2000) and The Bengal Diaspora (forthcoming 2014). She has been successful in obtaining over £1 million of research grants. She is editor of the international peer-reviewed journal  Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power.

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Alexander has been a Trustee for the Runnymede Trust for 10 years and is Chair of the Runnymede Academic Forum. She has collaborated with Runnymede on several high profile research and dissemination projects including the Banglastories website, ‘Making Histories’ (AHRC 2011-12), the Runnymede Academic Forum (AHRC 2013-15) and a new project, ‘History Lessons’ (AHRC 2014). She has also worked with Runnymede on some key publications, including Rethinking Gangs (2008) and The New Muslims (2013), and, as Chair of the Academic Forum, has collaborated on the recent APPG Race and Higher Education Enquiry.

Jason Arday

Jason is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and Sociology at St Mary’s University College, London, and has held the same role at Liverpool John Moores University. Within his role he teaches about Physical Education, Inclusion, Gender and Sexuality and Race in Education. Jason holds Master’s Degrees in Physical Education and Teaching and Learning in Education. Jason is currently completing his Doctorate in Philosophy (PhD) in Education at Liverpool John Moores University.

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Jason is also a Mentor on the Mayor’s Mentoring Programme, and is presently a Role model for the Black Enterprise and Training Group (BTEG).

 

Having been involved with and raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for over 70 charities nationwide over a 10 year period, Jason also has experience working for charity organisations in a consultancy and directive capacity with regards to fundraising ideas and initiatives.  His voluntary and relief work and fundraising endeavours have seen him gain recognition nationally for his charity work. For his charity work and fundraising, Jason was selected to be an Olympic Torchbearer in July 2012.

Jane Basham

Jane joined Runnymede as a Trustee in 2012, having worked as the Chief Executive of the Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality (ISCRE).

Jane brings excellent experience of Human Resources, campaigning and fundraising, and ran as Labour candidate for Suffolk's Police and Crime Commissioner in the recent elections, missing out narrowly in a traditionally Conservative stronghold.

Born in Kent into a working class family, Jane now lives in Suffolk, a place she has called home for over 20 years.

Alan Christie

Alan Christie is a specialist in workplace equality and corporate responsibility. He was Director of Policy at the Equality and Human Rights Commission with a special focus on the private sector. He led policy development in the areas of education, employment, enterprise and economic inclusion, covering topics such as equal pay, poverty, education and skills, social mobility, workplace integration, procurement, supplier diversity and regeneration.

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Previously Alan was the Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Levi Strauss Europe, Middle East and Africa. A member of the executive management team he was responsible for media, government and community relations. He also co-founded and chaired CSR Europe, a leading business-to-business network working closely with the EU Commission on corporate responsibility issues.

Alan has been a trustee of several charitable organisations including Concern UK and Frontline UK, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Manufacture (FRSA)

Alan has a BSc in Town and Country Planning from Heriot Watt University and Edinburgh College of Art.

Barbara Cohen

Barbara is a discrimination law consultant. Over the past seven years she has been concerned with the development and implementation of anti-discrimination law and practice in the UK and other EU Member States.

In the UK she has been involved in a range of projects for public authorities and voluntary organisations intended to give full effect to anti-discrimination laws and the public sector equality duties.

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Previously Barbara was head of legal policy at the Commission for Racial Equality for Great Britain. She has also been a principal solicitor for a London local authority, worked in a legal aid practice and for the National Council of Civil Liberties (now Liberty). She is currently vice chair of the Discrimination Law Association.


Hepburn Harrison-Graham

Hepburn worked as a professional actor 1979-1991 and appeared in a variety of films and TV programmes, including Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Cry Freedom, The Firm and Eastenders. His stage work included a season at the Royal Shakespeare Company.

In 1992 Hepburn began working for BBC radio sport. He began as a junior broadcaster before becoming an assistant producer. During the formative years of BBC Radio 5 live Hepburn produced a wide range of sports shows including Hoops, an original programme about English basketball.  Sports America, an insight into American sport, and Sunday Sport.

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During this period he also devised and produced a number of documentaries, most notably Across the White Line a four part series that charted the history of black footballers in England.

In 1996 he worked as a  producer at  the Olympic Games in Atlanta  where, among other duties, he produced a critically acclaimed documentary on Martin Luther King. Later that year he became boxing producer, working on many world title fights including Lennox Lewis v Mike Tyson.

Hepburn eventually became a programme editor, before being made editor in chief of BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra. He now works as a freelance tutor in sports media, hoping to inspire  the next generation of journalist the art of radio production.


Jehangir Malik OBE

Jehangir Malik is currently the director of Islamic Relief UK. He has worked with local communities and in the international charity sector for over 20 years in a number of countries including the USA, UK and Afghanistan.

In 2010, he was awarded an OBE in recognition of his humanitarian work. Passionate about faith, community cohesion, civic engagement, international development and social justice, Jehangir often contributes to discussion forums, think tanks and public platforms on a variety of issues. He has been featured on the BBC, Sky News, CNN, and Al Jazeera. Jehangir also works with young people and BME communities, developing leadership programmes and mentoring across the UK.


Anne Mcpherson

Anne is Managing Director, Diversity in Business at NatWest / Royal Bank of Scotland Group. She is responsible for leading the ongoing delivery of new and better ways to support diversity within the Bank's business and commercial customer base to help businesses achieve their ambitions. A key focus is inspiring enterprise in our communities in order to unlock talent and generate economic value. Anne is also a member of the Princes Trust Women's Leadership Group.


Michelle Moore

Michelle Moore is an independent Development Consultant and is passionate about using sport as a tool for social change. Her consultancy Moore Development specialises in sport, equality and education. She works with national governing bodies of sport, corporate and equality organisations to bring about social change. Michelle has held a range of posts with academic, and vocational responsibilities, has worked in a premiership football club, in primary and secondary education and has years of experience as a senior education advisor in local government.

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Michelle is recognised for her vision and creation of new and innovative ways of working to support change in schools, corporate and community organisations and anti-racism initiatives in sport; where she has received awards for outstanding work. Michelle has been at the forefront of identifying solutions to promote equality in sport, working with leading academic scholars and influential leaders in sport. Michelle played a key role in the London 2012 Olympic Games; developing strategy and creating engagement opportunities for young people. Michelle has a MA in education.

Karen Tyrell

Karen is a Director of a large substance misuse and mental health charity, leading business development and marketing. She has substantial experience the third sector, starting her career as a drug worker after being a volunteer. Having been in senior management roles for some time, Karen brings experience in strategic planning, operational management, organisational change and growth. Karen has an MSc in Social Anthropology.

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