Race Equality Commission

Building on the data and analysis available in the Government’s 2017 Race Disparity Audit, the Commission will explore why racial disparity exists in the UK and identify the changes that would make a tangible difference to people’s lives and lead to a lived experience of racial equality.

Overview

Since it was founded, the Legatum Institute has firmly believed that every individual has immense personal worth, dignity, and purpose. We stand against racism in all its forms and are committed to working to increase the prosperity of all. We know that creating a better world needs to involve everyone collaborating together to ask deep questions about community, identity, and belonging; about the distribution of opportunity, power, and responsibility; about reform and how to bring about healing and unity. These are some of the questions that the Race Equality Commission aims to answer.

Co-chaired by Baroness Philippa Stroud, CEO of the Legatum Institute, and Rev. Nims Obunge MBE, CEO of The Peace Alliance and Senior Pastor of Freedom’s Ark, the Commission brings together 13 experts representing a variety of sectors from across the UK.

Building on the data and analysis available in the Government’s 2017 Race Disparity Audit, the Commission will explore why racial disparity exists in the UK and identify the changes that would make a tangible difference to people’s lives and lead to a lived experience of racial equality. It will work to better understand the experiences and attitudes of all the different races that make up the British population – from the school environment to the labour market, the criminal justice system to the health system – in order to ensure that everybody in the UK can create their own path to prosperity without any obstacle.

The Race Equality Commissioners are:

  • (Co-chair) Rev. Nims Obunge MBE DL
  • (Co-chair) Baroness Philippa Stroud
  • Alexander McLean
  • David Akinluyi
  • David Wesson
  • Dia Chakravarty
  • Mak Chishty
  • Mat Ilic
  • Russell Rook
  • Sam Akinluyi
  • Sarah Ebanja
  • Tim Campbell
  • Toni Fola-Alade

More information on the Commissioners is available here.