Harbhajan Brar

SpecialityDirector of Human Resources, Imperial College

Harbhajan Singh Brar is currently employed as the Director of Human Resources at Imperial College, London. 

Harbhajan has over 35 years’ experience in the field of Human Resources and has been a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development for over 25 years.  He has delivered several major change initiatives and has delivered/mobilised business wins worth in excess of £1Bn.

Prior to joining Imperial Harbhajan was employed as the Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Director of Human Resources at Sodexo UK; Director of Human Resources at the Department of Health; Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development at Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust; Director of Human and Organisational Development at Kingston Hospital and as Director of Human Resources at Lewisham College.  

Harbhajan has also worked as Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations (CRER) based at Warwick University, where he taught on their ‘MA in Race and Ethnic relations’. Harbhajan has also researched and written several articles in the field of equal opportunities, including co-authoring the following research studies; ‘Ealing’s Dilemma – Implementing Race Equality’; ‘Invisible Minorities – Racism in New Towns and New Contexts’ and ‘Race Equality and the Local State’.

Harbhajan has served on the Policy Boards of NHS Employers and NHS Professionals. 

Harbhajan was a Trustee and Chair of DAAP (Drugs and Alcohol Project) and a Trustee of the Sodexo Foundation.  Harbhajan also serves as a Justice of Peace and is currently a Trustee at Khalsa Academies Trust.

In 2016, Harbhajan was named as one of the 100 Leading Ethnic Minority Executives in the first Audeliss ‘UpStandling’ list across the UK, USA and Ireland.