Senior Lead for Equity and Inclusion – Everton Football Club
Ben Osu is the Senior Lead for Equity and Inclusion at Everton Football Club and is responsible for the Club’s strategy for ensuring everyone – regardless of their identity or background – feel like they belong.
Before joining the Blues, Ben was a director at anti-racism charity, the Anthony Walker Foundation, which was established after the racially motivated murder of Anthony in 2005. Ben has held numerous roles across the city and within the diversity and inclusion sector on both local, national, and international levels. In 2009/10, Ben brought the MOBO Awards to Liverpool, along with a £5million boost to the local economy. This was repeated in 2012. Also in 2012, Ben became a Torch Bearer for the 2012 London Olympics and was nominated for his work delivered in communities across the city.
Ben holds board positions on Steve Biko Housing Association, the region’s Business Support Working Group for Race Equality, and the North West Business Leadership Team’s Diversity Drivers group.
Ben was born and lives in Toxteth, one of the city’s most diverse communities which is home to Europe’s oldest Black community and neighbours Europe’s oldest Chinese community. Whilst his work started there, Ben has worked right across the city region, playing key roles in community regeneration and development programmes. Taking his work to the national and international stages, Ben has worked with companies including PwC, Telefonica O2, and the BBC.
Liverpool and the region is nothing without its people, and it is this that Ben thinks makes it an inspiring place. The ambition, tenacity, values and spirit of those who live and work here is what makes it work.
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