Gurinder Josan

Gurinder Josan

Board Member Gurinder Josan CBE

Family businessman Gurinder Singh Josan is a new addition to the SPCB.

The University of London graduate, who runs a plumbers merchants in Smethwick, has a background of entrepreneurship, public service and political activism - and wants to bring all of his skills and experience to the Office of the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner.

Gurinder, a former trustee of the Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Smethwick and a trustee of the HOPE Not Hate charitable trust, is currently a member of Sandwell Police Independent Advisory Group and advises on policing policy and procedure.

The former Sandwell councillor was also a member of the National Prevent Challenge Panel and has engaged with the national task group to tackle child sexual exploitation.

Gurinder sits on the Sikh Council UK national executive and is also a governor at three successful schools and Chair of Directors at a multi-academy trust.

In 2018 Gurinder recieved a CBE for his tireless work as a campaigner against racism, a major supporter of the role of Sikhs in British society and has worked on countless community projects in Smethwick and around the country.

He said: "I believe passionately that the West Midlands is an excellent place to live, to work and to bring up our children. I want to ensure it continues to be so and am dedicated to achieving this."