Top HR roles filled at Commission for Equality and Human Rights

The top two HR positions at the new Commission for Equality and Human Rights (CEHR) have been filled.

Ann Wilmot, former director of resources at the Disability Rights Commission (DRC), has been made director of people at the new organisation. She will report to Carol Bernard, group director of corporate management, who also started work last week.

Bernard was previously chief executive of Centrex, the police training and development authority.

From 1 October, the CEHR will take over work from the DRC, the Commission for Racial Equality, and the Equal Opportunities Commission.

The organisation will be responsible for enforcing equality legislation on age, disability, gender, race, religion and sexual orientation, as well as encouraging compliance with the Human Rights Act.

Bernard, an HR professional by trade, was unveiled along with three other group directors, all of whom report to chief executive Nicola Brewer.

“These are high-calibre people who will help shape the CEHR’s work,” Brewer said. “This is a significant step in putting the right team in place to lead the CEHR’s work.”

Brewer reports to a team of commissioners, led by chairman and diversity tsar Trevor Phillips.

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