Dr Omar Khan joined TASO in June 2020.

Omar has led TASO’s transition into an independent charity, developing its team and strategy to widen participation in higher education and eliminate equality gaps between students.

Omar joined TASO from race equality think tank the Runnymede Trust, where he had been Director since 2014. As Director of the Runnymede Trust, Omar grew the organisation and increased its profile. Prior to this, Omar was Head of Policy at the Runnymede Trust and led its financial inclusion programme.

Omar holds several advisory positions, including chair of the Ethnicity Strand Advisory Group to Understanding Society, a trustee of the Political Studies Association and of the Barrow Cadbury Trust and a member of the 2021 REF and 2014 REF assessments. Omar was previously a Governor at the University of East London, Commissioner on the Financial Inclusion Commission  and a 2012 Clore Social Leadership Fellow.