Belonging at Work – moving beyond the acronym of ED&I

Head of People & Culture

Woosh Raza is a prolific campaigner who has developed his HR career in health and social care, in a mixture of public, private and 3rd sector settings. Woosh is a well established Senior HR and L&D Professional, having headed up HR, L&D OD and Talent Teams across a number of different national settings.

Currently Woosh is the Head of People & Culture for Phoenix Futures, a not for profit organisation whose sole purpose is dedicated to helping individuals, families and communities recover from drug and alcohol problems. Woosh has a proven track record in transformational HR, supporting organisations in shifting their approach to a more agile, authentic and integrated service delivery model.

Woosh is an expert on and passionate about Equality, Diversity & Inclusion identifying himself as both a person of colour and a member of the LGBT+ community, and brings this intersectionality and his lived experience to design meaningful initiatives. He tirelessly supports initiatives to dismantle racism in the corporate world, and is a firm believer in ‘Authentic HR’. Woosh co-created the CIPD Central London ‘Why’ series encouraging HR professionals to play a more authentic role in dismantling racism, which received wide scale momentum across the HR community.

Woosh is a chartered member of the CIPD, currently co-chairs the Central London CIPD Committee and is also part of Stonewall’s BAME Leadership Alumni.

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