Balram Gidoomal, CBE
Balram Gidoomal is an experienced businessman and entrepreneur, having worked for over 30 years at board and senior management levels in the private, public and voluntary sectors. He is currently Board Chair for several private sector companies. He was previously a Board Member of the Food Standards Agency, Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust, Imperial College, an external member of the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee for the Equalities and Human Rights Commission and a member of the Complaints Audit Committee of the UK Border Agency.
He is Founder Chairman of South Asian Development Partnership and is a trustee of several other voluntary organisations. Until 2016 he was Chair of the Office of Independent Adjudicator for Higher and Further Education in England and Wales, and in that role was Chair of the European Network of Ombudsmen in Higher Education.