Dr Arun Verma has recently been appointed the Head of the Race Equality Charter at Advance HE. He completed his PhD exploring students’ workplace experiences, retention and success through the lens of intersectionality. After academia, he went onto work in government where he embedded intersectionality and anti-racist practice in the re-design of an entire domestic abuse and mental health system, which led to more inclusive commissioning programmes. During his time in the aid sector, he led the integration of intersectionality in national and global programmes, and is co-editing the book “Racism in the aid sector: an intersectional analysis”. He has led intersectionality and anti-racist consultancy across higher education, and through his ethos of collective action is editing the book titled “Anti-racism in higher education: an action guide for change” in partnership with staff and students.