Agenda



09:30 - 10:30
Registration and Welcome Coffee
10:30 - 10:35
Chairman’s Welcome and Opening Remarks

Clive Myrie, Presenter, BBC
10:35 - 10:40
Welcome by Shailesh Solanki, Executive Editor, Asian Media Group
10:40 - 10:45
Chief Guest

Baroness Sandip Verma, Chairperson, House of Lords European External Affairs Committee   
10:45 - 11:05
EY Case Study on Diversity

Sanjay Bhandari, Partner, Assurance, Cross-Service Line Solutions, EY
11:05 - 11:25
Presentation: Who needs to act on integration?

Sunder Katwala, Director, British Future
11:25 -11:45
Presentation: The Great Gender Agenda – Is it time to end the debate?

Pauline Miller, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Lloyd’s of London
11:45 - 12:05
Panel: Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans Community

Anjeli Patel, Senior Consultant, EY, People Advisory Services
Geoffrey Williams, Director, Regional Head Diversity & Inclusion, EMEA, Thomson Reuters
12:05 - 12:25
Presentation: The Role of Leadership

Lt Colonel Lucy Giles RLC, Commander New College, The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
12:25 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 13:50
Presentation: My Journey

Professor Lord Patel of Bradford OBE, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Senior Advisor to the Vice Chancellor, University of East London
13:50 - 14:15
Presentation: Embracing Diversity in the Workplace

Rez Hassan, Vice President of Sales, Mars Chocolate UK
Wasim Khan MBE, Chief Executive Officer, Leicestershire County Cricket Club
14:15 - 14:45
Panel: Diversity and inclusion in the boardroom

Rimla Akhtar MBE, Managing Partner, RimJhim Consulting
Bal Samra, Commercial Director, BBC
Kenneth Olisa OBE , Founder and Chairman, Restoration Partners
14:45 - 15:00
Conclusion: Why diversity makes commercial sense and leveraging diversity for business growth

Ravi Chand CBE, Director, Workforce Management & Planning, HM Revenue & Customs
15:00 - 15:30
Keynote Speaker

Richard Taylor OBE, Founder, The Damilola Taylor Trust
Chris Dusu, Projects Director, The Damilola Taylor Trust
15:30 - 15:35
Chairman’s Closing Remarks

Clive Myrie, Presenter, BBC
15:35 - 16:30
Networking