Imperial as One Launched in 2005, Imperial As One (IAO) is an advisory group made up of black and minority ethnic (BME) staff. This group helps set priorities and advises the College, particularly by examining custom and practice, the traditions of the College, and identifying how these impact on staff. Professor Simone Buitendijk, Vice-Provost (Education), is the Executive Sponsor of IAO. 

Imperial As One works to support and promote an inclusive workplace culture of respect, opportunity, unity, transparency and equality, and will continually tackle and manage issues of racism, discrimination, fear and prejudice. This was recognised in 2008 with IAO winning the Rector’s Award for Equality Excellence. 

How to join Imperial as One

To subscribe to the Imperial As One mailing list, please enter your Imperial email address on this web page. You will receive a message asking you to confirm your subscription (please check your spam box just in case).

If you would like to get more involved with the group, please contact one of Committee members listed below.

Imperial As One Committee

  • Justine Lesforis, Chair
  • Dunni Joseph, Co-Chair
  • Sapna Halder, HR Liaison Working Group
  •  Kani Kamara, HR Liaison Working Group
  • Ireti Webb, HR Liaison Working Group
  • Kalpna Mistry, Communications Officer
  • Sunday Popo Ola, Student Liaison Officer
  • Mark Richards, Real HE Liaison Working Group