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enei Race Equality Conference - Leading the Change

  • 17th October 2017
  • 09:00 - 13:00
  • ITV Studios, The London Television Centre, Upper Ground, London, SE1 9LT

Registration is now closed for this event. Any queries, please email Thank you


Following the publication of recent reports looking at race equality in employment, enei’s Race Equality Conference: Leading the Change will bring together enei Member organisations, Government and thought leaders to discuss initiatives which progress race equality in the workplace.

The recent McGregor-Smith Review looking at Race in the workplace, highlighted that 14% of the UK working age population are from a BME background, with the proportion expected to rise to 21% by 2051. Yet, statistics from the EHRC 2016 report; “Healing a divided Britain” suggest that unemployment rates are significantly higher for ethnic minorities at 12.9% compared with 6.3 % for White people.  Black workers with degrees earn 23.1% less on average than White workers.  The report went on to say that significantly lower percentages of ethnic minorities (8.8%) work as managers, directors and senior officials, compared with White people (10.7%).

Given this backdrop, this interactive Conference will bring together Subject Matter Experts and Thought Leaders to discuss and explore the solutions proven to move the dial on race equality and inclusion.

Hear from industry experts “Leading the Change” in Sectors such as Finance, Health, Legal the Media and Utilities.

Delegates will have the opportunity to consider key challenges and opportunities looking in particular at:

  • Skills and Employment: How employers can influence/develop the skills provision and career development of diverse applicants
  • Attraction: Explore the opportunities presented by Contextualised Recruiting to widen your talent pool
  • Recruitment & Selection: appointing outside of the box, learn what employers are doing to ensure they shortlist from a diverse range of candidates
  • Retention & Development: removing barriers to getting diverse staff into key roles.







 Denise Keating enei Chief Executive

 Helen Hopkins - ITV HR Director Resourcing & Development



 Tackling Race Inequality

 Wilf Sullivan – Race Equality Lead Officer, Trade Union Congress



 Countdown to Race Equality

 David Isaac – Chairman, Equality & Human Rights Commission



 Delivering on Diversity

 Petra Wilton - Director of Strategy and External Affairs, Chartered Management  Institute



 Disrupting Bias – A Case Study

 Matt Elliott - People Director, Virgin Money



 Ethnicity Facts & Figures

 Henna Khan – Policy Officer, Cabinet Office Race Disparity Unit         


 Denise Keating - Speakers Round Up





 Race Equality @ the Civil Service

 Rupert McNeil, Chief People Officer, Civil Service







 A Sector Perspective Panel Discussion with Q&A

  • Legal: Justine Thompson, Baker Mackenzie
  • Finance: Juliana Francis, Financial Ombudsman
  • Health: Yvonne Coghill, NHS England 
  • Media: Deborah Williams, Creative Diversity Network
  • Education: Mark Harrison, University of London
  • Third Sector: Mandeep Rupra-Daine, National Union of Students



 Leading the Change

 Nicola Cardwell, Human Capital, Inclusive Leadership, Price Waterhouse Cooper


 Networking Lunch


Who should attend

Board level Directors, Chairpersons, CEO’s, Departmental Heads, Talent Managers, D&I Practitioners.


Free for Members.

Non Members: £199 + VAT

Priority booking for Members


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