We can proudly announce and introduce you to the newest members of our Board of Trustees. Our new Trustees join the existing team bringing with them a wealth of experience also the drive and focus to guide us through the coming years.
Danny Mills returns to SRtRC as a Trustee, having previously worked in our education team delivering anti-racism/equality and diversity workshops and training to young people and adults across the South of England. His background in playing professional football at an elite level, alongside a passion for equality has led Danny to his current role as Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion at Dulwich Hamlet Football Club. He is currently developing and delivering a Diversity and Inclusion strategy with the Club and Trust extending diversity with management, staff, volunteers, and fans.
Ericka brings the experience and commitment to serve Show Racism the Red Card following years of volunteer work, managing a charity operation, and leading on compliance. Ericka wants to use her experience to support our work – “I admire your dedicated approach in making a cultural difference by producing educational resources and developing activities to encourage people to challenge racism”, Ericka has lead the Inclusion and Diversity race group at Utilita Energy and brings a wealth of experience in compliance, analysing business risks, developing strategies, and execution of robust processes to mitigate risks to the business.
Foluke describes herself as “Collaborative, socially-driven and future-focused. Passionate about creating positive impact and promoting diversity, equity and inclusion.” We warmly welcome Foluke, the founder and director of ‘Precious’, the UK’s first digital magazine for women of colour to our Board. ‘Precious’ is an impactful platform celebrating the achievements of women of colour in business and leadership through events, research and community. Foluke brings strength in stakeholder management, community building, accountability and decision making. Her experience in attracting sponsorship and leadership will add strength to the continued growth of Show Racism the Red Card. When we asked Foluke what has attracted her to the role she shared her memories of childhood;
“As a football fan since almost before birth, attending football games with my family and usually being the only Black girl in my section of the terraces, I salute this organisation that puts anti-racism at the heart of its work and wish it had been around when I was younger!”.
Working at Derby City Council, Kyle has extensive experience in developing policies, strategies, and approaches to counter terrorism, hate crime, and discrimination. Kyle has used his personal interest in sport to become involved with Derby County Community Trust, local football clubs, and Archery GB, leading and delivering projects involving young people that use sports and physical activity as engagement tools. Kyle looks forward to sharing the passion and expertise he holds for his work alongside his love of sport to enhance and support Show Racism the Red Card.
Mish describes himself; “I am a grassroots community activist, organiser and an anti-racist of Bangladeshi Muslim heritage.” Inspired by his grandfather and father, Mish is a respected member of his community. He has dedicated his life to speaking up and campaigning for those who have had to suffer racism as part of their daily lives. Mish believes that the best way to fight racism is with ally-ship and by bringing people together. Mish has carved a career working in activism and politics, having a voluntary role sat on the National Executive Committee of the Labour Party and now working in media and communications for the office of a high profile Member of Parliament. Mish brings experience to the board in relation to campaign promotion, fundraising and governance.
Ranjit Singh Dol
Ranjit joins us from Derbyshire Constabulary where he holds the position of Police Superintendent. He also currently Chairs the Derbyshire Constabulary Race & Equality Staff Network (formerly Derbyshire Black Police Association), this role involves representation and support of over 100 officers and staff locally and has been responsible for developing the Race Equality Network (REN) and the National Sikh Police Association (NSPA UK) strategy.
When joining Show Racism the Red Card we asked Ranjit what he is motivated by
“To help others develop and achieve, to shape and make things better, whilst facing and conquering new challenges. My experiences, character, faith, and behaviours define my values, which are respect, responsibility, fairness, loyalty, and integrity, living these values enable me to deliver them”.
We very much look forward to the contribution Ranjit can make.
Ravishaan S. Rahel Muthiah
Ravishaan has been an activist and campaigner for migrants for over 10 years. Currently working as a Communications Director for the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, Rav knows first hand how big the battle against racism is. Asked why he has chosen to join our Board of Trustees Rav responded,
“In recent months, the government passed its racist Nationality and Borders Bill, brought back the Bill of Rights, are pushing ahead with their cruel Rwanda deportation plan and the Home Secretary has called people fleeing war and torture, ‘invaders’. Given this overall context and as a grandchild of refugees, I understand the vital importance of Show Racism the Red Card’s work.” (And of course for Rav, football was another pull) “I’m also a massive football fan, football has the ability to unite people across dividing lines and transform rotten belief systems. As an Arsenal fan who grew up watching the Invincibles team of the early 2000’s, the power of Black Arsenal players helped me to see myself in British Society.”