Anthony Burnett

Head of Diversity and Inclusion West Midlands Police

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Tony Burnett is a very experienced Diversity specialist and business leader who has successfully supported many public and private sector organisations to affect lasting change.

Tony has held senior Diversity and Inclusion positions with Lloyds Banking Group where he was Head of Diversity and Inclusion and Ford Motor Company where he was European Diversity Manager. He also has eight years of experience as a Diversity and Inclusion consultant where he supported some major public and private sector organisations across the UK, Ireland and Africa.

In addition to his Diversity experience Tony has significant business leadership experience having worked for Greencore Plc as a Business Unit Managing Director and Diageo Plc in a Commercial leadership role as Trading Controller for UK Retail and latterly in the Human Resources function as Head of People Development.

A vastly experienced facilitator, trainer and strategist, Tony is also a qualified practitioner of both Emotional Intelligence and Appreciative Inquiry. Having developed the leading Inclusion analysis tool Inclusion Index, Tony affects change in organisations by getting a full understanding of the real issues.

Born in 1968, Tony has two grown up children. He has a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Leicester University and a Masters Degree in Management from Liverpool University. Tony is an enthusiastic leader within his local community where for five years he acted as Chair of the Octagon Theatre in Bolton and as a UEFA qualified football coach works with young people to develop their personal and sporting capabilities.