Mr Jasper is also responsible for advising the Mayor on policing
issues and is considered the foremost black expert on police
and black community relationships. As a member of the Mayor's
Advisory Cabinet, he is responsible for political advice regarding
race relations in London.
Mr Jasper was formally the Director of the 1990 Trust, (1995
- 2000), a leading policy organisation on issues affecting African,
Asian, and Caribbean communities in the UK and Europe.
The 1990 Trust is at the forefront of Information Technology
development within Black communities and runs a well established
programme which includes the Black Information Network website,
BLINK (http://www.blink.org.uk/) which attracts over
1.5 million hits a month. The work of the Trust is widely disseminated
through the quarterly newsletter Black to Black, which has over
7,000 subscribers. In 1997, The 1990 Trust received a media
award in recognition of its work within Black communities. On
the 14 May 1998 the organisation was nominated and won the EMMA
award for its joint campaign with Charter 88 - Operation Black
Vote. In 1998 he won a Premiere Community Award from Britain's
biggest black newspaper, The Voice, for his work in race relations.
Previous experience includes Senior Policy Advisor to the Inner
London Education Authority (ILEA); Director of Development,
the Mangrove Trust; Chair of Mangrove Community Association,
Notting Hill; Secretary, Notting
Hill Carnival; Press and Publicity Officer, Interval Housing
Project, Rainer Foundation.
Lee currently sits as Chair of many committees and organisations
including the National Black Alliance, National Black Caucus,
Operation Black Vote and the Lambeth Police Consultative Group.
He is the National Secretary of the National Assembly against
Racism. Lee was also a founder board member of the Jubilee 2000
Campaign and is a current member of the Black Jewish Forum.
He is a member of Lambeth Police Consultative Group. He also
sits on the Criminal Justice Consultative Race Sub Group and
is a School Governor of St Andrew's School, Brixton, Lambeth.
Lee is also the Chair of Scotland Yard Operation Trident Lay
Advisory Group, which combats the distribution of hard drugs
in black communities. He is also a member of Trident Lambeth
Independent Advisory Group. He is also one of the Co-Chair's
of Communities on Line, a national organisation promoting internet
usage for social and economic justice. Lee is an ex-board member
of the Royal Commonwealth Society (1997-1999).
He is also the President of the National Black Students Alliance,
as well as the Deputy Representative of the UK on the European
Council's European National Anti Racist Network.