Commission for Racial Equality appoints three new Commissioners

The Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) has welcomed the appointment of three new Commissioners to lead its work over the next three years.

Carol Adams, currently chief executive of the General Teaching Council for England; Sir Colin Budd, who is a retired member of HM Diplomatic Service; and Dilwar Hussain, who is head of the policy research unit at the Islamic Foundation, Leicester.

Existing commissioners Khurshid Ahmed and Gloria Mills have been appointed for a further three years.

The posts run from 1 April 2006 to 31 March 2009 when the work of the CRE will be taken forward by the Commission for Equality and Human Rights (CEHR).

The appointments were announced yesterday by the home secretary Charles Clark.

Trevor Phillips, CRE chair, said: “We are at a critical time when our work on community relations has never been more important. The experience that Carol Adams, Sir Colin Budd and Dilwar Hussain will bring to the Commission will be greatly valued and shows that we are serious about engaging with as wide a possible spectrum of communities and stakeholders.

“We also have four excellent commissioners who will return with a wealth of experience to the CRE. I look forward to taking forward our integration agenda with all of them.”


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