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Nick Johnson

Executive Director at BERA

Nick has been the Executive Director at BERA since April 2012.

He has a considerable background of management and advising on strategic direction in organisations concerned with public policy. Between 2004-7, he was the Director of Policy and Public Sector for the Commission for Racial Equality. In 2007, he joined the Institute of Community Cohesion as Director of Policy later becoming a Principal Associate. He subsequently started his own consultancy working across public policy and research and worked, amongst others, with Chatham House, the Barrow Cadbury Trust, the Local Government Association and Ofwat. Previously, he was at the Association of London Government (now London Councils), where he was responsible for corporate and strategic policy.

Nick is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts and a member of the Ethnicity Advisory Group for the United Kingdom Household Longitudinal Study. He is also a Research Fellow at the Smith Institute, a Trustee of Young Citizens and Vice-Chair of his local school Governing Body.

Beyond education, his particular interests are in the areas of integration, equality and cohesion. Nick has advised government centrally, locally and internationally and has written extensively on citizenship, social capital, extremism, immigration and other related areas of policy and practice.

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