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Surinder Sharma, National Director for Equality and Human Rights

  • Last modified date:
    3 September 2010
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Surinder Sharma took up his post as National Director for Equality and Human Rights at the Department of Health in October 2004.

As a fully qualified lawyer, he began his career with the Commission for Racial Equality in 1983, gaining the strategic knowledge base on which his subsequent career was built.  He has been a Councillor at Leicester, chaired Leicester Racial Equality Council and has also been a Chair in the Magistrates Court. 

He was a Commissioner at the Equal Opportunities Commission, chairing the Legal Committee, and the Conference Board European Work Life Diversity Forum.  He is also a Trustee of the National Space Centre.

His career has taken him into a variety of different organisations: BBC Television, Littlewoods Retail and Ford Motor Company.

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