Dr Tola Dabiri is a Director of Museum X CIC which is working to establish a Black British Museum, and a Director of Brick by Brick Communities CIC. Tola has worked in the cultural sector since 1995 and has been awarded a PhD from Leeds Beckett University, for her work looking at the oral tradition and intangible heritage of Carnival. In her earlier career, Tola has worked at the UK Centre for Carnival Arts, the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, The National Archives and library services across London. Tola is also a consultant in the cultural sector, specialising in project management, fundraising and equality, diversity and inclusion. In 2018, Tola was commissioned by the Archives and Records Association to undertake the literature and project review into diversity and inclusion in the archives and record keeping workforce in the UK.