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Lee Jasper
Lee Jasper
Senior Policy Advisor on Equalities for the Mayor of Greater London

Lee Jasper is responsible for the development, enactment and promotion of equalities policies for the GLA and its functional bodies. He has corporate responsibility for the development and delivery of anti discriminatory policies aimed at ensuring equality in employment practices and service delivery.

Mr Jasper is also responsible for advising the Mayor on policing issues and is considered the foremost black expert on police and black community relationships. As a member of the Mayor's Advisory Cabinet, he is responsible for political advice regarding race relations in London.

Mr Jasper was formally the Director of the 1990 Trust, (1995 - 2000), a leading policy organisation on issues affecting African, Asian, and Caribbean communities in the UK and Europe.

The 1990 Trust is at the forefront of Information Technology development within Black communities and runs a well established programme which includes the Black Information Network website, BLINK ( which attracts over 1.5 million hits a month. The work of the Trust is widely disseminated through the quarterly newsletter Black to Black, which has over 7,000 subscribers. In 1997, The 1990 Trust received a media award in recognition of its work within Black communities. On the 14 May 1998 the organisation was nominated and won the EMMA award for its joint campaign with Charter 88 - Operation Black Vote. In 1998 he won a Premiere Community Award from Britain's biggest black newspaper, The Voice, for his work in race relations.

Previous experience includes Senior Policy Advisor to the Inner London Education Authority (ILEA); Director of Development, the Mangrove Trust; Chair of Mangrove Community Association, Notting Hill; Secretary, Notting Hill Carnival; Press and Publicity Officer, Interval Housing Project, Rainer Foundation.

Lee currently sits as Chair of many committees and organisations including the National Black Alliance, National Black Caucus, Operation Black Vote and the Lambeth Police Consultative Group. He is the National Secretary of the National Assembly against Racism. Lee was also a founder board member of the Jubilee 2000 Campaign and is a current member of the Black Jewish Forum. He is a member of Lambeth Police Consultative Group. He also sits on the Criminal Justice Consultative Race Sub Group and is a School Governor of St Andrew's School, Brixton, Lambeth. Lee is also the Chair of Scotland Yard Operation Trident Lay Advisory Group, which combats the distribution of hard drugs in black communities. He is also a member of Trident Lambeth Independent Advisory Group. He is also one of the Co-Chair's of Communities on Line, a national organisation promoting internet usage for social and economic justice. Lee is an ex-board member of the Royal Commonwealth Society (1997-1999).

He is also the President of the National Black Students Alliance, as well as the Deputy Representative of the UK on the European Council's European National Anti Racist Network.

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