Lord Simon Woolley is a passionate advocate for racial equality, who has enjoyed a decorated career in British politics. A Crossbench member in the House of Lords, Simon is famed as the Founder and Director of Operation Black Vote – an initiative dedicated to addressing the democratic deficit. Using his prominence to raise awareness of race inequalities, Simon has spread awareness of inequalities in health, education and employment. When looking for a passionate racial equality speaker for your event, book Lord Simon Woolley today.
Beginning his career in politics as a member of Charter 88, Simon has since worked as the Chair of the UK Government Race Disparity Unit Advisory Group and researched the impact of the Black vote. Throughout his time in politics, Simon has passionately worked to increase the number of Black and minority ethnic talent in political roles and addressed race inequalities in health, employment and education. In 1996, Simon founded Operation Black Vote, with whom he has worked to address the democratic deficit. He is now the Principal of Homerton College at Cambridge University, making headlines as the first Black male to become head of an Oxbridge College.
Created Baron Woolley of Woodford in the London Borough of Redbridge, Simon was also awarded a Knighthood for his Services to Race Equality. Simon has also worked as the Commissioner for Equality and Human Rights Commission, and proved essential in increasing the number of diverse talents in UK politics. In recognition of his prominence and achievements, Simon has been named on the Powerlist in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, and has been recognised as one of the Most Influential People by The Daily Telegraph and The Evening Standard. He has also worked as a member of the Equalities Commission and member of the Lord’s Youth Unemployment Committee.
Also awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Westminster, Lord Simon is now booked as a speaker for a range of corporate events. Sharing his passions for race equality, Simon explains how race inequalities affect education, employment and healthcare, along with how there is a lack of ethnic talent in UK politics. Dedicating his career to tackling the democratic deficit, Simon is a seasoned speaker and commands an audience with ease. When looking for a passionate racial equality activist to speak at your next event, book Lord Simon Woolley today.