Ratna Dutt Chief Executive
Ratna has been Chief Executive of the Race Equality Foundation since 1990. She is a social worker by profession and has 20 years of social work experience in a variety of settings.
As well as managing the Foundation, Ratna is involved in training and consultancy, and has sat on a number of advisory groups, including the General Social Care Advisory Group and the Adoption Task Force. She was a trustee of the National Family and Parenting Institute, and the Social Care Institute for Excellence, and stands as Chair and Vice Chair of two adoption panels. She is currently sitting on the Ministerial Advisory Group on the Mental Health Strategy and the National Stakeholder Forum, and recently partook in the Future Forum, which was designed to inform NHS reforms.
Ratna has produced a number of published resources, training packs and good practice guides, covering issues such as the needs of black children; black communities and mental health; and the recruitment and retention of black and minority ethnic workers.
In 2000, Ratna received the OBE for her work in race equality.