Dr Karamat Iqbal has worked in equalities and education over the past 40 years. This has included work as a local authority schools adviser and a consultant to various government departments, including the Department for Education.
He has had a longstanding commitment to improving education of disadvantaged young people. One of his reports was used as the main text for a debate of education of white working-class children. His recent consultancy assignments have included working for the National Society of the Church of England and Lawrence Sheriff Teaching School.
Karamat serves as a director for an academy trust. He has written for numerous publications including the Times Educational Supplement. He writes a blog for Optimus Education and tweets @ForwardPartners.