Facilities management business Emcor UK has appointed Marcia Ore as its head of equality, diversity and inclusion.
Ore, who started in the role on 13 September, has joined the executive leadership team and will report to CEO Keith Chanter as well as Dylan Wickenden, executive director of human resources. She is working with the broader HR team and members of the diversity and inclusion working groups in order to help shape and drive its approaches.
According to the organisation, Ore worked for the police service for more than 30 years, holding the roles of executive member of the National Black Police Association, chair of the Gender and Sexual Orientation sub-committee, and member of the Association of Chief Police Officers working party, which looked at the career progression for female and black and ethnic minority police officers and staff.
Ore explained that she is “delighted” to be joining Emcor UK and looks forward to further developing and executing its diversity and inclusion strategy.
“I was drawn by their purpose to create a better world at work and by their values, and I aim to ensure that they have the best strategy, policies and training in place to drive positive behavioural change and to create a culture that is truly inclusive,” she said.
Chanter added that she brings “a wealth of experience” which supports the business’ commitment to be an inclusive employer and its purpose to create a better world at work.
“She will work closely with our senior leaders to ensure that our equality, diversity and inclusion strategy and initiatives are a core part of how we operate at all levels across the business. She will join a team that continues to push for the advancement of equality of opportunity and strives to raise awareness of the benefits of an inclusive culture,” he said.