Proud to be…”a husband and father – something I value meaningfully and would never take for granted. Working for The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT) has taught me that not everyone will understand how passionate I am about my work, contribution to society and my God given love in service for people. Born the eldest son in a Caribbean family, I knew from the start I had to lead by example and that I didn’t only represent myself but also my parents, younger siblings and people who would look up to my leadership and unique style.
“One of my greatest achievements is representing employees as a member of the Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority Voice Group. I believe that as part of the group, together we honour and celebrate each other’s heritage and culture, achieving all things with God as our guide whilst being better stewards who value all individuals. It is very rewarding as the Vice Chair to work with exemplary colleagues across RWT. This work and commitment has improved many working relationships across the Trust and afforded me the opportunity in working with our executives, management and staff to change negative perceptions whilst building a future for change.
“I am also extremely proud of my professional journey, stepping forward to work as a Cultural Ambassador within RWT. This role will provide assurance that the disciplinary process applied is fair and equitable as well as to identify any organisational cultural issues or bias related to ethnicity, disability or any other protected characteristic.
“I have seen over the years more being done to support diversity and inclusion as there is no place for discrimination in the workplace. This should never be tolerated and I will be a beacon and voice for everyone. Black History Month represents the freedom of my history, culture, education and an opportunity to engage and express. My role as an advocate for people and families, community development and cultural engagement is something to celebrate and be extremely proud of.”