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Kez Hayat
Assistant director – equality, diversity inclusion
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Kez joined Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust (YAS) in September 2015 as Head of Diversity and Inclusion from the University of Bradford where he was the Equality and Diversity Manager. Kez has gained wealth of experience while working in a range of senior diversity and inclusion roles across the public sector, including Bradford Council, Leeds City Council, University of Bradford and the National Health Service. During his career, he has received a Master’s in Training and Development and has a research paper published with the Journal of Psychological Issues in Organisational Culture on the effectiveness of drama based training when delivering diversity related training. In addition, he was awarded the Employee of the Year in 2004 by Leeds City Council and in November 2018 he was recognised for his dedication and commitment to the diversity and inclusion agenda at Yorkshire Ambulance Service. At YAS he has led on a range of diversity and inclusion initiatives that have had a positive impact on patients and staff, he has been instrumental in raising the profile of diversity and inclusion. Kez’s passion, commitment and approach to diversity and inclusion along with his lived experience has enabled him to influence and change perspectives in the workplace including ensuring diversity and inclusion practice is embedded and mainstreamed within organisations.