Show Racism the Red Card — ANNOUNCEMENT — APPOINTMENT OF TRUSTEES
The Board of Trustees for Show Racism the Red Card are pleased to announce the appointment of three new Trustees.
Patrick Cozier — Patrick brings a wealth of experience from education with a 27 year career as an educator and as a Headteacher for the last 15 years. He sees leadership as giving service to others and being a positive role model for all, but in particular people of colour and has been a champion for racial equality throughout his career. He has a broad range of influencing experience across a number of London Boroughs and is a member of the Haringey Education Partnership BAME Steering Committee for which he has a lead role for organising conferences attended by over 200 delegates from across London. He has taken active steps to educate others and promote the importance of racial equality, leading a large comprehensive secondary school in North London; the school being one of three lead schools to work on the National Challenge initiative ‘Ensuring the Attainment of Black Caribbean Boys’ — a cross London funded project. Patrick is the Headteacher at Highgate Wood School, London.
Samantha (Sam) Dennis — Sam brings a wealth of experience from local government and has previously held a trustee position with Shadings BAME Charity and is a member of the APSE National Council. She has extensive experience driving racial equalities and creating supportive environments; most recently working with the Hon Stuart Lawrence to promote the Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation. Sam is the Director, Public Protection and Streetpride with Derby City Council.
Helen Watson — Helen has worked in communications and publications for 25 years and has extensive public sector experience. She has spent most of her adult life campaigning against inequality and has won awards for community cohesion from the Commission for Racial Equality and Mayor of London. Helen is the head of Communications for National Education Union and Chair of Trustees for a council run music service.
Patrick, Sam and Helen’s term of office will be for three years, effective 1 January 2022.
In addition the Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Oluchi Ikechi-D’Amico onto the London Advisory Committee.
Oli is a business restructuring advisor and has led 15+ wide scale complex merger/acquisition programs. She is a Partner at Ernst & Young Parthenon — Head of Strategy & Transactions APAC, Capital Markets. She previously built and led Accenture’s business restructuring unit in the UK for Capital Markets. Oli is an avid advocate and advisor around innovation, having built products from scratch to help clients, as well as sponsored Accenture’s FinTech accelerator programmes and ‘innovation challenge’ initiatives across Capital Markets UK.
Oli is a vocal advocate, ambassador, blogger, regular panellist and multiple business award winner for next-generation leadership with a focus on innovation, diversity and inclusive leadership. She notably features as Management Today’s 35 Women under 35 2019; a board member for Business in the Community (BITC) London, focused on inclusive entrepreneurship and Founder of ‘Fully Bossed’, helping to advance careers using soft skills. Stanford Graduate Business School in progress.
Tosca Fairchild, Board of Trustees Chair said “I am delighted to have Patrick, Helen, Sam and Oli join our organisation. As an education Charity we took a skills gap analysis of the composition of the Board and recognised the need to have the skills that the new trustees bring from education and communications. We also recognise the strength and benefit of having our long standing Advisory Committees across London, Wales and Scotland and delighted that Oli will be joining the London Advisory Committee. Patrick, Helen, Sam and Oli join Show Racism the Red Card at a pivotal and exciting time as we embark on undertaking an organisational diagnostic review. I, together with follow Trustees and the Chief Executive, Ged Grebby look forward to working with Patrick, Helen, Sam and Oli”
Originally published at https://www.theredcard.org on January 15, 2022.