Irene has had a hugely successful career to date including becoming the first ever black female Inspector in the history of Merseyside Police. Her career incorporated critical incident management, professional standards, child protection, community engagement and serious crime investigations as a Detective Inspector with the Force. In addition to her core role, Irene successfully led positive action initiatives to address under-representation of minority groups within the service which were recognised nationally. She worked as a consultant for the College of Policing advancing equality and diversity on the national stage. During this time Irene received many accolades and commendations and was featured in a local history book, ‘Liverpool Black Pioneers’.
Irene holds a Master’s degree in Police Leadership and is a published author of academic research concerning equality, diversity and inclusion, a subject she has had a lifelong passion for and lived experience.
Irene is now an award-winning businesswoman and specialist in the field of diversity, equality & inclusion. She is the Founder and Director of Ametrine Coaching & Consultancy where she pursues her passion for diversity and inclusion, supporting businesses and individuals to be more effective by offering a variety of tools, bespoke workshops, personal and group coaching and consultancy services.
Her clients include an array of public and private sector businesses nationally and globally as well as educational institutions. Irene is also a highly sought-after keynote speaker, performing at a vast array of business and educational events, including being a TEDx speaker.
Irene also sits on the Board of Directors at Professional Liverpool.
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