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Channel 4 appoints head of inclusion and diversity

Yasir Mirza will join the broadcaster in January

Channel 4 has announced the appointment of Yasir Mizra as its new head of inclusion and diversity.

Mirza will take up the role in January.

He will be tasked with delivering Channel 4’s inclusion and diversity strategy and developing ambitious projects and initiatives that align with the corporation’s ambition.

Mirza has previously worked as head of diversity and inclusion at the Guardian, as well as the Diversity Media Institute and within the public sector.

Alex Mahon, Channel 4 CEO said: “Inclusion and diversity is intrinsic to everything we do at Channel 4. We must embody and reflect the contemporary reality of our country and its future, both in our content and within our culture as an organisation. Yasir has an exceptional track record of delivering inclusion and diversity strategies for major organisations and I’m thrilled that he’s joining us to drive this vital part of our strategy.”

Mirza added: “Channel 4 is widely acknowledged as being an innovative leader in diversity and inclusion, so I am beyond thrilled to be taking on this very important role at an exciting time for the channel.”