Imperial as One Launched in 2005, Imperial As One (IAO) is an advisory group made up of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) 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, 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.

The new IAO Team site is up and running! Join the Imperial As One Team to access even more content 


If you would like to get more involved with the group, please contact a Committee member listed below, or email Imperial-As-One.

Imperial As One Committee

  • Yani King, Co-Chair
  • Sarah Essilfie-Quaye, Co-Chair
  • Des Samuel, Co-Chair
  • Wayne Mitchell, Hammersmith Campus Director 
  • Yolande Sumbele
  • Olabisi Amao