Campaigning for race equity in leadership.

Racial and ethnic minority representation in leadership roles is a priority for regulators, investors, consumers and employees. We need to pick up the pace of progress and turn intent into action and change.


Join us and Change the Race Ratio

Launched in October 2020 by the CBI and 13 founding businesses to support the Parker-Tyler Review, we now have a large body of signatories who work together as a peer group. All signatories are committed to change and making progress in transparency, inclusion, action and accountability. 


Our campaign founders

Our founders run the campaign and support our signatories.

Lord Karan Bilimoria
Lord Karan Bilimoria Chair, Change the Race Ratio and Vice President, CBI
Jonathan Briggs
Jonathan Briggs DEI & Resourcing Director, Aviva
Dr Fatima Tresh
Dr Fatima Tresh Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness Strategy & Implementation Lead, EY UKI 
Sophie Chandauka MBE
Sophie Chandauka MBE Chair, Race Equity Group, 30% Club
Syma Cullasy-Aldridge
Syma Cullasy-Aldridge Chief Campaign Director, CBI
Emma Holden
Emma Holden Global Head of HR, Schroders
Laura Sanderson
Laura Sanderson UK Country Head and Co-Leader of the Board & CEO Advisory Practice EMEA, Russell Reynolds Associates
Richard DeNetto
Richard DeNetto Head of Change the Race Ratio, CBI
Sandra Kerr
Sandra Kerr Race Equality Director, BITC
Farimah Darbyshire
Farimah Darbyshire Director of Programmes, City Mental Health Alliance
Kalvinder Dhillon
Kalvinder Dhillon Vice Chair Tax, Deloitte
Tim Jarman
Tim Jarman Tim Jarman, Diversity & Inclusion Leader UK, Ireland & Western Europe, Microsoft
Justine Harris
Justine Harris Partner, Brunswick Group
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
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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.


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 & Business LDN
Richard Iferenta
Richard Iferenta Vice Chair & Partner - KPMG LLO
Shailesh Solanki
Shailesh Solanki Executive Editor - Asian Media Group
Sir Trevor Phillips
Sir Trevor Phillips Chair - Green Park Executive Recruitment
Ivan Menezes
Ivan Menezes Chief Executive Officer, Diageo
Mduduzi Mswabuki
Mduduzi Mswabuki Partner, EY
Chris Cummings
Chris Cummings Chief Executive Officer, The Investment Association

Our campaign partners

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

Moving Ahead

Moving Ahead

Moving Ahead’s mission is to create inclusive workplaces where individuals and organisations can thrive. We support organisations within the diversity, equity and inclusion space through mentoring programmes and inclusive leadership training,

Moving Ahead

Warren Partners

Warren Partners

We’re proud to be working with the CBI and KPMG on the Board Fellowship Programme, aimed at building a pipeline of ethnically diverse Board talent for FTSE 250 groups.

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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 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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