Oxleas NHS Board Advisor recognised as a Leader in Business

Colleen Harris

Colleen Harris, one of our Board Advisors, has been recognised as one of the top 100 Black and Ethnic Minority (BAME) Leaders in Business.

The announcement was made in the House of Lords and lists Colleen at number 50 in the 2016 list.

Executive Search firm Green Park, alongside members of the House of Lords, produced the list after observing 650 people for four years and on 29 April, this year's top 100 were revealed.

Colleen, a communications professional, recently joined Oxleas NHS as a Board Advisor and brings with her a wealth of experience. During her 30-year career she has developed and managed strategies for Government ministers and the Royal Family. She was a Director of Communications at the Commission for Racial Equality and Director of Strategy and Communications at the Equality Commission.

Colleen said: "I am very proud to have been recognised and I’m very keen to get the message out to young BAME professionals that they too can make their way in business in the public sector and other walks of life.

"Lists like this play an important role in encouraging both young BAME professionals and students to recognise that there are many avenues out there to be explored."

The BME and Mentoring Programme at Oxleas is specifically aimed at supporting career progression for BME staff, creating further opportunities for career development and building on strengths and potential. It benefits BME Staff who are considering how to develop their careers further, become more effective in their role, further expand their responsibilities and progress their career. 

Published on 3rd May 2016