Calling for change


Increasing racial and ethnic minority representation in leadership roles is a priority for regulators, investors, consumers and employees.  We support businesses to take action to remove and reduce barriers to progression to leadership roles. 

The work we do.

Join us and work together for change.

We are the leading campaign in the UK calling for businesses to take action to improve racial and ethnic minority representation in their leadership teams. We work in collaboration with the Parker Review and provide businesses with a platform to signal change to their stakeholders and a community to access support and share best practice.

PEOPLE

Our campaign steering committee

Our steering committee is responsible for shaping and guiding the future strategy for the campaign.

Lord Karan Bilimoria
Lord Karan Bilimoria President, Change the Race Ratio and Chair & Founder of Cobra Beer
Sophie Chandauka MBE
Sophie Chandauka MBE Chair, Race Equity Group, 30% Club, Chair, TNON and Black British Business Awards
Leonie Thomas
Leonie Thomas UK DE&I Solutions and Enablement Lead, EY UK 
Richard DeNetto
Richard DeNetto Chief Executive Officer, Change the Race Ratio
Emma Holden
Emma Holden Global Head of HR, Schroders
Peter de Norville
Peter de Norville VP, Global Head of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Wellbeing, Sage
Laura Sanderson
Laura Sanderson UK Country Head and Co-Leader of the Board & CEO Advisory Practice EMEA, Russell Reynolds Associates
Sandra Kerr
Sandra Kerr Race Equality Director, BITC
Jonathan Briggs
Jonathan Briggs DEI & Resourcing Director, Aviva
Farimah Darbyshire
Farimah Darbyshire Director of Programmes, MindForward Alliance
Darren Towers
Darren Towers Group Head of Inclusion, Equity and Wellbeing, Spirax-Sarco Engineering
Kalvinder Dhillon
Kalvinder Dhillon Vice Chair Tax, Deloitte
Christos Tsaprounis
Christos Tsaprounis People and Culture Director, Auto Trader PLC
Justine Harris
Justine Harris Partner, Brunswick Group
Bhavin Kotecha
Bhavin Kotecha VP HR, Shell UK
Evelyn Espinal
Evelyn Espinal Global Vice President Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Unilever
Sue Vinnicombe
Sue Vinnicombe Professor of Organisational Behaviour & Diversity Management, Cranfield School of Management
Andrew Ninian
Andrew Ninian Director, Stewardship and Corporate Governance, The Investment Association
Poppy Jaman
Poppy Jaman Founder and Executive Vice Chair, Mind Forward Alliance
Trevor Phillips
Trevor Phillips Chair, Change the Race Ratio
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COMMITMENTS

Our four commitments to change

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Set and publish targets for racial and ethnic minority representation on boards

Our campaign provides a platform to show commitment to the Parker-Tyler review and a peer group for business leaders to work together to understand the actions needed to increase representation in the boardroom.

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Set and publish targets for racial and ethnic minority representation at an executive level and minus-one pipeline

Action on board representation alone won’t deliver the change we want to see; we must also increase racial ethnic minority representation at leadership and talent pipeline levels.

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Publish a race action plan and ethnicity pay gap report within two years of joining

Transparency sends a message that you’re serious about progressing racial and ethnic minority representation. Reporting on your ethnicity pay gap encourages greater action and accountability on the inclusion of racial and ethnic minority talent throughout the talent pipeline, including in senior roles.

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Create an inclusive culture that allows talent to thrive

Your culture is more than your workforce. We encourage signatories to put processes in place that enable them to reflect the communities they serve and attract, retain and promote racial and ethnic minority talent.

Ambassadors

Our campaign ambassadors

Our ambassadors are high profile business leaders who use their platform to help raise our campaign profile and support signatory progress.

Ruby Parmar
Ruby Parmar Chair - TOTM LTD
David Tyler
David Tyler Chair - Domestic and General
Bina Mehta
Bina Mehta Chair - KPMG UK
Lord Dr Michael Hastings
Lord Dr Michael Hastings Chair - SOAS, University London
Paul Drechsler
Paul Drechsler Chair - International Chamber of Commerce
Richard Iferenta
Richard Iferenta Vice Chair & Partner - KPMG LLO
Shailesh Solanki
Shailesh Solanki Executive Editor - Asian Media Group
Mduduzi Mswabuki
Mduduzi Mswabuki Partner, EY
Chris Cummings
Chris Cummings Chief Executive Officer, The Investment Association
PARTNERS

Our campaign partners

Our signatories’ learning and progress is supported by our campaign partners.

Warren Partners

Warren Partners

We’re proud to be working with Change the Race Ratio and KPMG on the Board Fellowship Programme, aimed at building a pipeline of ethnic minority Board talent for FTSE 250 organisations.

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HR DataHub

HR DataHub is an intelligence platform for HR teams which provides technology-powered objective insights. Our D&I Index provides organisations with a clear and unbiased view on where they are on their diversity & inclusion journey.

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Race Equality Matters

Race Equality Matters was formed in response to 2020’s Black Lives Matter and the collectively heightened consciousness of the systemic racism, inequality and injustice experienced by the ethnically diverse population in the UK.

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The Cowrie Scholarship Foundation

The Cowrie Scholarship Foundation

The goal of The Cowrie Scholarship Foundation is to fund 100 disadvantaged Black British students through UK universities in the next decade.

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FLAIR

FLAIR

FLAIR is the leading race and ethnicity data partner for executives committed to moving the needle on racism. FLAIR provides data and guidance to help organisations identify where and how racial bias is holding them back.

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Centre for Synchronous Leadership

Centre for Synchronous Leadership

The Centre for Synchronous Leadership (CSL) is a leadership think tank, consultancy, and membership organisation focused on systemic change in the corporate sector and beyond.

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Brands with Values

The Brands with Values Culture Decoder™ specialises in helping organisations understand and track the fundamentals of their culture so they can drive real change.

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Equality Leaders

Equality Leaders

Our mission is to support businesses in delivering impactful DE&I outcomes critical to their sustainable and commercial success. We are led by evidence-based insights to focus on building thriving futures for the communities we live in, work with, and serve. 

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delta

delta

delta is a leadership and inclusion consultancy that creates extraordinary learning environments for inclusive culture change.

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Inclusioneering

Inclusioneering

Inclusioneering is an Inclusive Innovation consultancy. We are striving to ensure that technology is built by, and equally benefits, every member of our diverse society, advancing humanity to a more prosperous, fair future.

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