Meet CUH’s BAME staff network chairs

Find out more about the BAME staff network and the people who chair it.

Chair: currently vacant

Co-vice chairs: Tracy Cripps and Emil Brown

Tracy Cripps
Senior R&D project lead, BAME network vice chair

Currently seconded to Senior R&D project lead, I am developing a new governance platform to streamline our research study management, billing and invoicing.

I joined the network feeling compelled and duty bound to make a positive difference in whatever ways that I can – working with Erica and Emil has been amazing!  We have made strides, but still have a lot to do – I can’t wait!


Emil Brown
PALS case manager, Trust cultural ambassador, BAME network vice chair

I have always aligned myself in roles supporting people going through difficulties and am also involved in equality, diversity and social inclusion work. I want to be part of developing awareness, understanding and skills to promote equality and tackle discrimination. I was compelled to join the CUH BAME network to be part of the Trust’s journey of positive change.


Secretary: Nneka Smith

Executive sponsor: Roland Sinker

To find out more about the Trust’s initiative to improve race equality, such as our commitment to the workforce race equality standard (WRES) and the Trust’s BAME staff network, which offers advice and support to our BAME staff and allies and invites all staff to join, please contact