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Professor Uzo Iwobi

Professor Uzo Iwobi

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Professor Uzo Iwobi CBE, Founder & CEO, Race Council Cymru; former Specialist Policy Adviser to Welsh Government on Equalities, 2019-2021; and former Commissioner to the Commission for Racial Equality; prior to that she served as advisor to the 43 police forces in the UK by serving as representative of ACPO and 43 police forces on the Police National Diversity Team which was a national strategic tripartite group based in the Home Office.

Originally from Nigeria, Uzo holds a law degree from the University of Nigeria and she qualified as a solicitor and a barrister and was called to the Nigerian Bar. Uzo is founder of the African Community Centre Wales, and Race Council Cymru where she serves as chief executive and sits on the board of several voluntary organisations. Uzo was a Commissioner to the Centenary Commission established by Theresa May in 2018 and Uzo is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a fellow of the Learned Society of Wales, University of Wales Trinity St David, Glyndwr University, and a Trustee of the Royal Commonwealth Society Wales. Uzo is the founder of the Black Lives Matter Wales Policy Forum, ZeroRacismWales campaign, founder of National Black Asian and Minority Ethnic Youth Forum for Wales and one of the founders of Black History Wales. She launched and facilitated the first Windrush celebration in Wales 2018. Uzo was awarded a CBE for services to race equality and championing diversity and cohesion.


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