- provides: a focus for the departments equalities programme
- ensures: policies are non-discriminatory
- contributes: wide experience and knowledge gained from a varied career
- is responsible for: promoting diversity within the workforce and equality of patient treatment
About Surinder Sharma: 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 in Leicester, chaired Leicester Racial Equality Council and has also been Chair of a 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.