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Meet the Alumni: Ian Adams

  • Friday 29 July 2022, 12:30pm to 2:00pm
  • This is an online event.
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About this event

This 'Meet the Alumni' event welcomes MBA graduate Ian Adams, Director of Membership and Stakeholder Engagement at NHS Resolution. Ian will share the story of his career journey and work to further social inclusion and equality for all, both through his work in local politics - as a Councillor and the first openly gay Lord Mayor of Westminster - and in voluntary roles.

 The event will be hosted by Dr Jack Lopez, Assistant Professor in the School of Social Sciences, whose research currently focuses on the barriers to health care for trans and gender non-conforming individuals. The conversation will explore key issues in social inclusion and equality, the proudest moments in Ian's work to deliver change, and what more we still need to achieve.

Attendees will also be invited to submit questions.

About Ian Adams, MBA 2002

Ian Adams graduated from the School of Management in 2002, and was awarded a Distinction in his Masters in Business Administration. Ian has enjoyed a broad career in communications - from managing call centre operations and commercial supply chain relationships for the BBC, to leading national marketing campaigns for Becta and The Pensions Regulator, and promoting patient safety in the NHS today - alongside serving as a charity trustee and FE college governor. Ian also served for 20 years as a Councillor at Westminster City Council, where he held a number of senior roles, including Cabinet Member for Adult Services and Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Licensing. He is a regular speaker on social inclusion and equality.

Today, Ian is a Director of NHS Resolution (the legal arm of the health service), Vice-Chair of Single Homeless Project, and a Non-Executive Director of Unite Foundation and enei (Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion). Ian is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Leadership Fellow of St George’s House, Windsor. In 2017/18, he served as Lord Mayor of Westminster. Ian was listed as an OUTstanding LGBT+ role model in 2018, 2019 and 2020. He was awarded Freedom of the City of London in 2018 for public service. Ian is a registered mentor with the NHS Leadership Academy, Civil Service LGBT+ Mentoring Scheme and Government Communication Service.

About the event series

Our Meet the Alumni series features close-up conversations with Bradford alumni from different disciplines and backgrounds providing great insights into the industries they work in and their personal and professional journeys.