Sanchia Alasia

Sanchia Consulting Ltd
Managing Director

Sanchia is a multi-award-winning and distinguished global Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) practitioner, public speaker, and community change-maker with a reputation for driving systematic and sustainable change towards fostering inclusive environments. She has worked across the public sector over the last 15 years to help move organisations towards being truly being inclusive, valuing their staff and creating a culture where staff feel supported, appreciated, and respected.

Previously, Head of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion at London South Bank University, Sanchia is the Manging Director of Sanchia Consulting Ltd, where she is committed to promoting equitable and inclusive practices for the University and her clients.

She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce and fellow of the Institute for Educational and Social Equity.

She was elected as a councillor to Barking and Dagenham Council in 2010 a role she held until 2021 and was the first of three Black women to be elected there. She held a number of positions – School Governor, chair of the health and adult services scrutiny committee and chair of the planning committee. She was the first Caribbean female civic mayor there in 2018/19. She stood for the European Parliament elections twice in 2014 and 2019.


Sanchia has won numerous awards including, being highly commended as HR champion of the year in the British diversity awards in 2023, winner as outstanding public sector figure at the Precious awards in 2020 and as one of the top 100 most influential, impactful, and successful African Business leaders by the African Chamber of Commerce in 2022. She was also named as one of fifty most inspirational Black women in the UK during Black history month in 2019.

Her consultancy has won Best HR & Diversity Consultant 2023 (London) in the SME news, Southern Enterprise Awards, is a Silver Winner of Website of the Year at the London Chamber of Commerce SME London Business Awards 2024, and won HR & Diversity Consultant of the Year at the Corporate LiveWire Gloal Awards 2023/24. This attests to her exemplary leadership and unyielding commitment to EDI.


Day 2
July 25, 2024
Day 1
July 24, 2024
2:20 pm

Workshop Series: Workshop B - Increasing diversity at the senior levels of your organisation.

24 July
Time:  2:20 pm - 3:00 pm
Speaker:  Sanchia Alasia

This session will look at best practice strategies in increasing diversity at the senior levels of your organisation including recruitment practice, nurturing existing staff and identifying progression opportunities, what policies should be in place and leveraging your staff networks.

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