BIO - James Jackson (Director)

With 15 years’ experience working in HR, L&D, Customer Experience, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I); I believe in showcasing passion for your work, developing people and that positive business relationships are key to success. I have transformed UK programs of learning & workplace culture. I have strategy & project led the creation/build of learning academies for technical training. I have worked internationally to re-introduce L&D work streams back into the UK. I have developed ED&I solutions (classroom based & digital). I have acted as the lead ED&I focus within an employee value proposition re-launch. I am the former BAME UK lead and founded the 1st BAME Steering Group & Employee Network within E.ON UK. I am a former member of the Inclusive Companies D&I Leaders consortium & founding member of the BlackLeaders.co.uk. I have coordinated ED&I actions across industry forums and received national award recognition for my work in this space. Visionary behind EPIC (Ethnic Populations, Intersectionality & Cultures). In 2020 I have also worked and become the Co-Founder of #spacetotalk; which is an ED&I lens/space focused on creating a better place to work & live, for future generations to come (pastoral support, information & guidance). ​

Currently: 

  • Director of NXTGEN Learning LTD.

  • ED&I Partner to UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) & Oxford Advanced Skills

  • Member of blackleaders.co.uk

  • Co-Founder of #spacetotalk

  • Active Black Inclusion & Non-White EPIC Mental Health panelist and speaker

  • Poet & Author

“Great Inclusion and Diversity along with Equality is not a destination. Instead, it is a journey in response to societal evolution”

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