Munira Mirza is director of arts, culture and the creative industries for the Mayor of London. Munira writes and broadcasts about race, culture and identity, including appearances on BBC 2's Newsnight, BBC Radio 4's Today Programme and in theGuardian and Daily Mail. In 2005 she presented the BBC Radio 4 series, The Business of Race. She is co-author of The Policy Exchange report Living Apart Together: British Muslims and the Paradox of Multiculturalism and has edited a collection of essays for Policy Exchange entitled Culture Vultures: Is UK arts policy damaging the arts? She has been a Council Member on the UK Committee of the European Cultural Foundation and is a founding member of the Manifesto Club.