The Policy Working Group is comprised of individuals and organisations committed to shaping policy around big social issues. The group will work alongside the Commissioners to review the emerging evidence, inform emerging hypotheses and suggest policy positions.

Omar Khan, Head of Policy Research, Runnymede Trust


Omar is Head of Policy Research at the UK’s leading independent race equality think tank, Runnymede.

Among other projects, he leads the financial inclusion programme. Omar sits on the Department for Work and Pensions' Ethnic Minority Advisory Group. He is also a 2012 Clore Social Leadership Fellow.

Omar has also published many articles and reports on political theory and British political history for Runnymede over the past eight years and has spoken on topics including multiculturalism, integration, socio-economic disadvantage, and positive action. These include giving evidence to the United Nations in Geneva, the European Parliament in Strasbourg and many other engagements in the UK and Europe.