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NEARLY HERE: Recruitment, Retention & Development of People of Colour in UK Life Science Webinar

By June 16, 2023No Comments

If you’re looking to make a positive impact on the UK’s life sciences sector, join us at 10:30 on 28 June 2023 and be a part of the conversation to help shape the future of the industry.

Join us for our free 90-minute live panel discussion – a joint BIVDA/LSAA event that aims to address the systemic issues surrounding diversity and inclusion in the UK’s life sciences industry.

This event brings together leading experts, industry leaders and professionals from across (and beyond) the sector to explore strategies for recruiting, retaining and developing people of colour within the industry.

Click here to register now.

Key learning objectives

  • Network with like-minded individuals who share a passion for creating a more inclusive and diverse life sciences sector
  • Gain insights into the challenges faced by people of colour in the industry
  • Learn about best practices for promoting diversity, equity and inclusion

About our experts

John Barnes MBE

John was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1963 but it was in England that he got his reputation as one of the most exciting and gifted football players of the 1980s and 1990s.

John was the first high-profile black player to grace Livepool’s Anfield ground in the 1980s, a time when racial abuse echoed around stadia. Along with fellow black footballers Lawrie Cunningham, Cyril Regis and Viv Anderson, John was a catalyst for change.

Del Cohen

Del is managing director at Besins, a company that produces drugs for the treatment of gynaecological, fertility and obstetrical conditions as well as androgen deficiency. It has become a renowned player in the area of hormonal therapies.

Helen Dent

Helen is chief operating officer at BIVDA (the British In Vitro Diagnostics Association) and comes from a procurement background, having held roles at NHSPASA in pharmaceutical purchasing and childhood vaccines, as well as pharmacy and diagnostics procurement for Surrey and Sussex Confederation.

Adrian Forbes

Adrian is an English former professional footballer and currently head of coaching and player development at Luton Town FC. He is a graduate of the Premier Leagues Elite Coaches Apprenticeship Scheme.

Natasha Rees

Action-oriented, driven, enthusiastic business unit director and leader of people and projects, Natasha leads the UKI clinical nutrition and pharma business at Baxter. She has a passion for diversity, equity and inclusion, and delivering tangible change in the workplace and society.

Yam Sumbwanyambe

Associate director at MSD, Yam is passionate about empowering and enabling those that can, to deliver optimal and equitable healthcare outcomes. He is a dedicated champion of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Cleve Wright

After leaving Roche in 1998, Cleve joined Horiba where he helped develop the UK organisation from scratch. As director, he is responsible from recruitment to development, with a key emphasis on developing leading customer support.

Ben Kemp