Director of Race, Cohesion and Faiths, Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG)
Mark Carroll is the Director of Race, Cohesion and Faiths in the newly created Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG). He joined the Home Office in April 2002 as the Race Equality Adviser to the Permanent Secretary. He is responsible for the delivery of the Government’s commitment to reduce race and faith inequalities, build community cohesion and support communities to tackle extremism.
Mark comes, most recently, from the private sector and a career in management consultancy. He began his working life as a community worker in Leicester in the early eighties, holding several jobs in local government, community development and the Probation and Social Services. He headed the ground-breaking Nottingham Black Initiative and worked with Crime and Justice agencies on issues of race and crime before joining Astar Management Consultants as a Director. He comes with substantial project management experience, with a particular expertise in delivery through partnerships.