Lutfur Ali

Senior Policy Advisor , CIPD

Senior Policy Advisor focusing equality, diversity, inclusion (EDI), transformation and AI. Lutfur is also Non-Executive Director for the Business Continuity Institute (BCI). With a career spanning over three decades in leadership positions in the public, private and third sector, Lutfur has been a passionate champion and spokesperson for the delivery of social justice, anti-poverty, EDI and sustainability. He has enabled organisations to become employers and services providers of first choice and best in class.

Prior to joining the CIPD Lutfur worked in a range of roles including: Director of Business Development and EDI for the Tribal Group PLC, Head of EDI for the Department of Health, Head of EDI for the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority, Advisor to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Advisor to the National College of School Leadership and Associate to the National College of Policing. As Assistant Chief Executive for Tower Hamlets Council he led the overall transformation programme reshaping the organisations workforce, securing vital partnerships, improving service delivery, and achieving over 30% efficiency savings while protecting front line services.

Lutfur has served on several landmark Judicial Inquires and Government Task Forces including for the Zahid Mubarak Inquiry, the Prime Ministers Prevent Task Force and the International Ministerial Working Group on Illegal Working.