Gamiel is more than an engaging, passionate, seasoned Diversity & Inclusion expert. He was the proud recipient of the Global Diversity Leadership Award presented by the Global HRD Congress 2017 and the author of ‘Demystifying Diversity’ and ‘Yemen Proud’.
Gamiel’s first foray into the world of Diversity was in 2000 when was in publishing and did a collaboration with the then Commission for Racial Equality to promote the Amendments to the Race Relations Act which require public bodies to take action on Race Equality. Now almost two decades later, Gamiel has built a successful Diversity and Inclusion practice working with companies that include: Channel 4, Siemens, Rolls Royce, Historic Royal Palaces, Cranfield University, Eon, First Direct, Aviva, the Civil Service, Go Compare, MOJ, News UK, Auto Trader, Barclays Business, FCO Services, First Direct, the Welsh Assembly, Local Authorities, the NHS, Schools, Colleges and Universities and more...Gamiel works with these employers to create D& I strategies and has designed and implemented Change Leadership/Positive Action initiatives to attract both new talent from diverse backgrounds and to support existing talent to reach their potential through leading themselves as well as role modelling for others to follow. Gamiel has worked on some of the largest inclusion projects in the UK. He has been called a subject matter expert in the area of Inclusion and Diversity and talks at many conferences as a key note speaker or chair. Gamiel also designs and facilitates the Club Members workshops and run training event for ‘d&I Leaders’ which has a network of over 500 Diversity and Inclusion professionals.Gamiel spent 15 years in business magazine publishing where he revitalised failing magazines. This is where he developed an interest in Diversity as a means attracting new audiences and giving fresh content and perspective to readers. Gamiel was head hunted by Havas to head up their Diversity and Inclusion practice before being head hunted by Barkers (now Penna) where he accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience in the areas of diversity and inclusive leadership.
Gamiel is also an Ambassador for the Global poverty charity The Hunger Project, and is on the Boards of Trustees for The Parks Trust and Women Leaders UK.