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Diversity, Assessment and Development Specialist Professor Binna Kandola is a Business Psychologist, Senior Partner and co-founder of Pearn Kandola. He is particularly interested in understanding bias and finding ways to reduce it - the topic of his latest, critically acclaimed book 'The Value of Difference: Eliminating bias in organisation'. In the last thirty years, he has worked on a wide variety of projects for public and private sector clients both in the UK and overseas. As well as leading the practice, Binna is the co-author of several books, one of which, 'Managing the Mosaic' won a Special Commendation at the 1994 Management Book of the Year Awards. He is also regular contributor to the HR and business press and a highly regarded conference speaker.
Binna was the first Chair of the Standing Committee for the Promotion of Equal Opportunities of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a member of Sir Robin Butler's Panel of Enquiry into Equal Opportunities in the Senior Civil Service. He has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the BPS, and in 2002 was elected as Chair of the Division of Occupational Psychology. In January 2004, Binna was invited to join the UK Government's National Employment Panel and appointed Chair of the Minority Ethnic Group. He is currently a visiting Professor at Leeds University Business School and at Aston University Business School. In 2012 the University of Aston awarded him an Honorary DSc - Doctor of Science. He is a consulting editor for the Journal of Occupational and Organisational Psychology and an editorial board member of Development and Learning in Organisations. He is a regular contributor to the media and has appeared on Sky News, BBC Breakfast, Channel 4 News and the Radio 4 Today Show.
The Independent on Sunday recognised him in 2004 as one of the UK's Top Ten Business Psychologists and he is a fellow of the RSA.
Professor Binna Kandola was awarded an OBE in 2008 for his services to Disadvantaged People and Diversity.