CEO and Founder,
National Centre for Diversity
Solat Chaudhry is one of the founders of the National Centre for Diversity and became a full-time Director in July 2005. One of his early key tasks was to oversee the drafting of the Investors in Diversity (IiD) Standard, to ensure national consultation around IiD, to work with the early pilot organisations and then to oversee the launch of IiD in 2006 at the House of Commons.
As Chief Executive, his current responsibilities include setting the strategic direction, external communications, policy development and exploring new markets. Solat is currently working on a new initiative: Masters in Diversity.
Prior to his directorship at the National Centre for Diversity, Solat held senior positions in the police force, Blackburn Racial Equality Council, Regeneration Partnership and Learning Partnerships.
Solat has been advising the Portuguese Government about the setting up of the Portuguese Centre for Diversity and he is also the Chair of the Irish Centre for Diversity, which was set up in 2017.