The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is Great Britain’s national equality body. Their job is to help make Britain fairer by safeguarding and enforcing the laws that protect people’s rights to fairness, dignity and respect.
As a statutory non-departmental public body established by the Equality Act 2006, the Commission operates independently. They aim to be an expert and authoritative organisation that is a centre of excellence for evidence, analysis and equality and human rights law.
Marcial Boo has been appointed as the new Chief Executive officer of the EHRC, taking up the role at the end of September.
With extensive experience leading regulatory bodies and in Whitehall, Marcial Boo is the current CEO of the UK Public Health Register and former CEO of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, where he enacted significant reforms in the wake of the MPs' expenses scandal. He previously worked in the Number 10 Delivery Unit, as a Director of the National Audit Office, and as a senior civil servant in the Department for Education and Home Office.