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Appointment to lead city-wide equality

Sheffield City Council has announced that it has appointed a Chair for its Race Equality Partnership.

Launched earlier this year, the Race Equality Partnership for Sheffield brings people and organisations together to ensure that Sheffield is an anti-racist city. Organisations involved come from the public and private sectors, whilst also including community groups, to deliver against the recommendations of 2022’s Race Equality Commission publication.

Fatima Khan-Shah has been appointed as the Chair of the partnership, bringing a wealth of experience in leadership, diversity and inclusion. She has previously led nationally-recognised, award winning programmes that are based around equality, diversity and inclusion, and has the added bonus of being born and raised in Sheffield.

Sheffield REP quote Fatima Khan-Shah

Speaking about her appointment, Fatima said:

“I’m delighted to be appointed as the Chair of the Race Equality Partnership for Sheffield.

“As someone born and bred in Sheffield my roots in this incredible city have made me the person I am today.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to be of service to the people of Sheffield. The Race Equality Partnership is an important opportunity for everyone across this city to work together to deliver upon the legacy of the Race Equality Commission and I will do everything I can to further our journey towards a truly anti-racist Sheffield.”

Currently working alongside West Yorkshire Combined Authority and the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership, Fatima offers expert insight into inclusion and how it can address a number of challenges, including social, economic, and health inequalities. As West Yorkshire’s first ever Inclusivity Champion, Fatima is also supporting West Yorkshire Mayor Tracy Brabin’s pledge to achieve greater equality across the region.

Councillor Tom Hunt, Sheffield City Council Leader, also commented:

“Racism has no place in Sheffield or anywhere. The Race Equality Partnership will play an important role in helping us to create an inclusive city for all, free from discrimination, where everyone can thrive. 

“I’m delighted to welcome Fatima Khan-Shah as the new Chair of the Partnership. Through the Partnership, she will play an invaluable role in helping to create a more inclusive Sheffield.

“The Race Equality Partnership for Sheffield provides an opportunity to think strategically about how we bring our diverse communities together and how we share best practice on race equality, and hold each other to account, in our pursuit of long-term change.”


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