Nathan Dennis joins Legacy and Benefits Committee
An award-winning consultant and trainer who has dedicated his career to making a lasting change in the areas of diversity and inclusion, has been appointed as an independent member to the Legacy and Benefits (LAB) committee for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Nathan Dennis, founder and director of Wolverhampton-based Legacy Consultants, was selected for the cross-partner group following an extensive recruitment process.
The committee is tasked with establishing a cross partner legacy strategy which brings together the ambitions of the Games legacy partners: Birmingham City Council, West Midlands Combined Authority, Department of Digital, Cultural, Media and Sport and the Birmingham 2022 Organising Committee. This covers key areas which are led by each partner such as business and tourism, jobs and skills, education, sustainability, and culture.
Nathan Dennis has previously worked with organisations including KPMG, Mears, HS2 and the Royal Shakespeare Company to develop stakeholder engagement strategies for Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups.
He was consulted by former Prime Minister, David Cameron, following the fatal shooting of Mark Duggan by police in 2011 and was named in the Top Ten business heroes in The Barclays Trading Places Awards.
Nathan Dennis is also a co-founder of First Class Foundation, a charity which delivers services on behalf of West Midlands Combined Authority, the Youth Justice Board and youth offending services across the West Midlands, including a new project focused on reducing serious youth violence.
Nathan Dennis said: “I’m incredibly proud to have been appointed as a member of the Legacy and Benefits committee. The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is such a huge event for our region and we have a unique opportunity to maximise its benefits. I’m really excited by the chance to leave a positive and lasting legacy that will be felt by all facets of our diverse communities in Birmingham and the West Midlands for many years to come.”
John Crabtree, who chairs the LAB committee and Birmingham 2022 Board, said: “I am delighted that Nathan has been able to join us. The independent members of the Legacy and Benefits Committee play an important role in ensuring that Birmingham and the West Midlands take full advantage of this unique moment in the spotlight.”