Lutfur Ali Chartered FCIPD is Senior Policy Advisor, CIPD [Equality, Diversity, Inclusion (EDI), Business Transformation and Artificial Intelligence]
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 sectors, Lutfur has been championing and speaking out for the delivery of social justice, anti-poverty, EDI, and sustainability in organisations across the public, private, and not for profit sectors. He has enabled many 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 leadership roles including Director of Business Development and EDI for the Tribal Group PLC, Head of EDI for the Department of Health, Head of Policy and 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. In his role as Assistant Chief Executive for a large local authority he led the overall transformation programme in 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 UK Judicial Inquiries and Government Task Forces including the Zahid Mubarak Inquiry, the Prime Ministers Prevent Task Force, and the International Ministerial Working Group on Illegal Working.