Professor Gus John has been a committed educationalist and learning facilitator since 1965.

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He is a Director of Gus John Consultancy Limited, the former Director of Education

and Leisure Services for the London Borough of Hackney, Chair of the Communities

Empowerment Network and Interim Chair of its campaigning arm, Parents and

Students Empowerment.

His extensive experience includes:

– advising the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, on ‘Serious Youth Violence in the


– advising the former British Home Secretary, Jack Straw, on race and social


– providing consultancy to the former Attorney General, Lord Goldsmith, on deaths in

custody of African-Caribbean and Irish men;

– external evaluator for The Law Society on their performance in implementing

equality and human rights legislation and growing a culture of equity across the

solicitors’ profession;

– providing executive coaching to politicians, CEOs, the civil service and NGOs;

– developing and delivering education and, ‘future leaders’ programmes for young

people, personal development training for teachers and students and for young

offenders and lecturing in education policy;

– advising on corporate social responsibility, investment programmes, education,

health and community development to enable foreign inward investors to invest in

local people, deliver training and build capacity to reduce poverty, create wealth and

grow new markets;

– advising British, Caribbean and African governments on youth and criminal justice

to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) relating to schooling, education

and youth;

– conducting social audits, research and programme evaluation of schools, colleges,

universities, health authorities for central, regional and local government to assist

them in promoting equity and human rights and in managing change;

– conducting scoping studies and drawing up delivery plans for sustainable

development projects in Africa and the Caribbean;

– developing restorative justice models for use with young people involved in cyber

bullying, gangs and cults for schools and communities in Britain and Africa.

His other activities include:

– working with the African Union (African Diaspora Reunification Project) since

2006, including leading an education commission, attending the Inter-Ministerial

Conference in Johannesburg in November 2007 and Pretoria in 2011 to report on

issues arising from the work of the Commission. Involved since in advising member

states in Africa and the Caribbean (Cameroon, Somaliland, Lagos Sate Government,

Jamaica) in meeting the MDGs related to education and youth;

– membership of the African Union’s Technical Committee of Experts on economic,

political, social and cultural cooperation between African governments and civil

society organisations in the African Diaspora;

– being an acknowledged authority on equity and human rights, community

development, employment creation and social affairs among the African Diaspora

community in Britain and Europe;

– providing consultancy to the Methodist Church on implementing Equality & Human

Rights legislation and growing a culture of equity and inclusiveness across the


Gus has also been a member of the following:

– Council of the Institute of Race Relations (1970-1974);

– British Council of Churches Community and Race Relations Unit (1973-80);

– Macdonald Inquiry into the murder of Ahmed Iqbal Ullah at Burnage High School,

Manchester, September 1986 and author of the Burnage Report: Murder in the


– Churches Commission for Racial Justice (1996-2005);

– Member of Channel 4’s ‘Street Weapons Commission’.

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