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Marcial Boo

Marcial Boo is the chief executive of The Equality and Human Rights Commission.

He has previously worked as the chief executive for the UK’s Public Health Register, executive chair of the Institute for Regulation, chief executive for IPSA, and director at the NAO and Audit Commission.

He was a senior civil servant at the Department of Education, writing the government’s adult basic skills strategy and reforming sixth-form funding. At the Home Office, he led work on crime reduction and counter-terrorism.

He has written a book, The Public Sector Fox, to help improve the skills of public sector managers.

He started his career as a teacher, working in the British Council in Ecuador, and teaching adult literacy and numeracy in Kent.

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Floyd Steadman OBE

Education consultant Floyd Steadman is a retired prep school Headmaster, Governor of HMC and GSA schools, a previous ISI inspector, and is Vice President of Saracens FC.

As well as his consultancy work (on diversity, equality & inclusion and other issues) with schools, companies and professional sports clubs, Floyd gives presentations to students and staff.

He shares his life story, from being a child of the Windrush generation to playing for and captaining Saracens FC – one of only 14 players to be inducted into their Hall of Fame – and pursuing a career in teaching, during which he taught in both the state and independent sectors and was headhunted to be Headmaster at several prep schools in London and Surrey.

Floyd’s charity work includes supporting The Drive Forward Foundation, BOXWISE and Cancer Research UK.