Our Race at Work report recommends that more leaders become champions and executive sponsors. We asked representatives from our champion members what motivates them to support the progression of race equality in their workplaces and this page features a selection of their responses. .
Click each image to read their inspirational stories.
Graeme Hughes, Group Director, Distribution,
''Get to know and listen to your BAME (and other employees). Be prepared to challenge default ways of doing things''
Martin Bambridge, Associate General Counsel DS Portfolio
'The prize for the organisation is to broaden its talent base by attracting and retaining people from the widest variety of backgrounds, because by doing so we will have greater insights into the communities in which we operate and the customers we serve'.
Seemer Bains, Partner, Insurance Casualty & Head of Diversity Steering Group
'I genuinely believe working together to create a business where difference is valued and progression is based solely on merit, generates value for the business, a great experience for our clients and a great place to work for our people'.
David Wicks, Executive Vice President, Regional Executive Operations Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Executive sponsor of the Black Business Resource Council
'This is not about positive discrimination but about reframing traditional definitions of talent. Diverse role models are critical to helping us to attract ethnic talent to the industry'.