MAXINE ROOM CBE
Dr Maxine Room, Founder of Medacrii Consulting Agency, Director of MG Consultancy London LTD and Advisor to All of Us, is a respected educator and consultant specialising in equality, diversity and inclusion, anti-racism, executive coaching, and mentoring. Her extensive teaching career in the UK culminated in the position of CEO/Principal of several Further Education colleges and a prominent role as a member of the Black Further Education Leadership Group. Additionally, Dr Room is the Vice President of the Northern Ballet and a trustee of Greenwich and Docklands International Festival.
With a passion for learning, equality, diversity and inclusion Maxine has improved the quality of education and training in Further Education through her leadership and was recognised with a Commander of the British Empire Medal (CBE) in 2012. Though her work and personal life she strives to drive the seam of inclusion and her values can be encapsulated in inclusive diversity. This is particularly evident in her coaching and mentoring practice as she encourages others to take action towards achieving personal and organisational goals. A tireless learner, she is currently pursuing interests in the online learning developments in blockchain, digital ledger technology and cryptocurrency.
Maxine, a trained home economist who formerly ran the London baking academy “The Learning Loaf” now bakes and cooks for pleasure in sunny southern Spain. She’s a keen tennis player, practices both beach pilates and Cross Fit with a “Use It or Lose It” motto and also enjoys entertaining alongside her amateur chef husband.