David Taylor

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David Taylor

Group Commercial Director,
Costain

Wellbeing Leadership Team

David Taylor joined Costain in 2009 and was appointed to the Executive Board in January 2015.  He has held a number of senior leadership roles within the business and is currently responsible for the commercial, supply chain and procurement functions. David is also executive sponsor for business improvement as well as the delivery of operational excellence across the Group’s portfolio of complex delivery projects.

David has recently been appointed as the Board sponsor for wellbeing and is passionate about the subject. He ran a group-wide leadership conference in 2018 on the topic of personal energy management which he considers to be an important part of enabling people to work at their best.

Prior to joining Costain, David acquired more than 25 years’ experience with Taylor Woodrow holding the position of commercial director for UK operations.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

David is married with two children, is a lifelong fan of West Ham United FC, and enjoys playing golf and drumming in his spare time.

About Business in the Community’s Wellbeing Leadership Team

Each area of work Business in the Community (BITC) undertakes is led by a group of senior executives who provide strategic guidance and support us in achieving our objectives.

The purpose of BITC’s Wellbeing Leadership Team is to build a movement that is committed to positioning health and wellbeing as strategic boardroom issues with a particular focus on mental health; driving collective action through evidence-based, practical solutions.

Find out more about BITC’s work on wellbeing

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Peter Perry

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Peter Perry

Chief Executive,
Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water

Wales Leadership Board

Peter Perry was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water in April 2020, after roles including Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer. Appointed Operations Director of Welsh Water in July 2006, Peter has a civil engineering background and was formerly the Chief Operating Officer for United Utilities Operational Services (UUOS), having previously been the Operations Director for UUOS with responsibility for the operational contract with Welsh Water and UUOS’s water interests in Scotland and Ireland. Prior to joining UUOS he worked for Welsh Water for over 20 years.

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water is the only not for profit water company in England and Wales, supplying most of Wales and some adjoining parts of England with water and sewerage services. It is a long-standing member of Business in the Community, and recently announced its 30-year vision and plan, ‘Welsh Water 2050’ to embed responsible practices across organisational strategy.

This vision is set within the policy context of the Welsh Government’s Wellbeing of Future Generations Act (Wales) 2015 and Environment Act (Wales) 2015.

List of Business in the Community Members

SINCE BECOMING CHAIRMAN OF BITC I HAVE BEEN OVERWHELMED BY ITS CONVENING POWER AND ABILITY TO LEAD THROUGH ITS MEMBERSHIP

Jeremy Darroch, CEO, Sky and President, Business in the Community

TOGETHER WE ARE A FORCE FOR GOOD

Updated: January 2020
AccentureEversheds SutherlandOffice for National Statistics
Addo Food GroupFacebook IncOracle Corporation UK
ADI GroupFederated HermesOrbit Group Ltd
AEGON (UK)Financial Services Compensation SchemeParagon Banking Group
AF Blakemore & Son LtdFinning Group (UK)Pearson
Aldi UK & IrelandFitch GroupPepsiCo UK and Ireland
Allianz (UK)FordPfizer
AmazonFreesat (UK) LimitedPhoenix Group
AmeyFreshfields Bruckhaus DeringerPIMCO Europe
Anglian Water GroupFujitsuPinsent Masons LLP
Anglo AmericanFUTURE INDUSTRIAL SERVICES LIMITEDPost Office
Anthesis Consulting Group plcFutures Housing GroupPremier Oil
ArmGamesys GroupPrincipality Building Society
ArupGeneral Medical CouncilProject One Consulting Limited
ASDA Stores LtdGENERAL MILLS UK LIMITEDProwrap Group - Wrapex Ltd / Procare UK Ltd
Associated British FoodsGilbert-Ash LimitedPublic Health England
Association of Accounting TechniciansGlaxoSmithKlinePunter Southall Aspire
AssurantGlenmorangie CompanyPwC
AstraZenecaGoldman Sachs InternationalReckitt Benckiser
Audit ScotlandGoogleRecycling Lives Limited
Avara FoodsGower CollegeReward Gateway
AVIVA PLCGowling WLG (Wragge)RHA Wales
AWEGrant ThorntonRicardo
AXAGreggsRicoh UK
AXIS Capital HoldingsGresham Technologies plcRoche Products Ltd
Bain & CompanyGround ControlRolls-Royce
BarclaysGympassRoyal London Group
Baringa PartnersGymshark LimitedROYAL MAIL GROUP LIMITED
BASF plcHachette UKRSM
BBCHALO Urban RegenerationSALARY FINANCE LIMITED
BCS ConsultingHeathrow Airport LimitedSalesforce.com
Beaverbrooks the JewellersHenry Boot plcSamworth Brothers (Holdings)
Bentley Motors LimitedHeron Bros LtdSantander UK
Bettys & Taylors Group LtdHigh Speed 2 LimitedScotRail
BigChangeHiscox UKScottish Qualifications Authority
Biomet UK LtdHogan Lovells International LLPScottish Water
BMG Music PublishingHome Instead Senior CareSecure Trust Bank
BNP ParibasHomeserve PLCSedgwick
Bowmer & KirklandHSB Engineering InsuranceSevern Trent
bpHSBC BankShell UK
Brewin Dolphin HoldingsHuddersfield Business School, University of HuddersfieldShoosmiths LLP
Bristol International AirportIceland Foods Ltd.Siemens PLC
British American TobaccoInterContinental Hotels GroupSky
Brother Industries UK (Wales)InterfaceSociete Generale
BTIrwin MitchellSodexo
Burger KingISS UKSouth Wales Police
Burges SalmonJ SainsburySPTS Technologies
Burns Pet Nutrition LtdJ. Murphy & Sons LimitedSt James's Place
CalMac Ferries LtdJacobsSt Modwen Properties
Calor Gas LtdJaguar Land RoverStantec
CapgeminiJehu GroupSTARS GROUP HOLDINGS (UK) LIMITED
Capita GroupJLLSwansea Building Society
Capital Law LLPJohn Lewis Partnership/WaitroseTalkTalk Telecom Group plc
Capital OneJoseph Rowntree FoundationTAQA Bratani Limited
Capsticks SolicitorsJTITate
Cardiff and Vale CollegeKeenan Recycling LtdTeneo
Cardiff Business SchoolKnight FrankTESCO PLC
Cardiff Metropolitan UniversityKPMGThales Group
Castell Howell FoodsLandmarc Support Services LimitedThames Water
Central England Co-operativeLeeds Building SocietyThe Co-operative
CentricaLeeds City CouncilThe Crown Estate
Cereal Partners UKLegal & General Group PlcThe Eden Project
CHEPLexisNexis Risk SolutionsThe Football Association (FA)
CiscoLinc-Cymru Housing AssociationThe Go-Ahead Group
CITIZEN HousingLincolnshire Co-operativeThe Midcounties Co-operative
City & Guilds GroupLinklatersThe Scottish Salmon Company Ltd
CityFibreLiverpool John Moores UniversityThe Southern Co-op
Cleone FoodsLivin Housing LtdThe University of Birmingham
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLPLloyds Banking GroupTideway
CNOOC InternationalLondon Borough of Barking and DagenhamTJX Europe (TK Maxx)
Coleg y CymoeddLondon North Eastern RailwayTLT LLP
Columbia Threadneedle InvestmentsLondon Stock Exchange GroupToyota Motor Manufacturing (UK)
Company Shop GroupLongevity PartnersTransport for the West Midlands
Cooley LLPL'Oreal Paris UKTransUnion
Costain GroupLVTrivallis Ltd
Covéa InsuranceManchester Airports GroupTSB Bank plc
Coventry & Warwickshire ChampionsManchester Metropolitan University, Faculty of Business and LawUBS
Coventry Building SocietyMarks & SpencerUK Greetings Ltd.
Crown Estate ScotlandMarshUK Power Networks
Crown Workspace LimitedMayborn GroupUnilever
Custerian LimitedMcCann WorldgroupUnipart Group
DAC Beachcroft LLPMcKinseyUnite Students
De Montfort UniversityMercer LimitedUnited Utilities
Deloitte LLPMicrosoftUniversity of Hull, Faculty of Business, Law and Politics
Department for TransportMonmouthshire Building SocietyUniversity of Manchester
Derwent LondonMorgan StanleyUniversity of South Wales
Development Bank of WalesMSS GroupUniversity of Warwick
DiageoMVF GlobalUnum
Direct Line GroupMWH Treatment LtdUPS Ltd
Dixons CarphoneNational GridV12 Retail Finance
Dolmans SolicitorsNationwideVertex
Drax Group PLCNatWest GroupVia East Midlands
DWF LLPNetwork RailVictrex plc
Dwr Cymru Welsh WaterNetwork Recruitment Wales LtdWales & West Utilities Ltd
EcoActNexbaWalgreens Boots Alliance
EDF EnergyNext PLCWalt Disney Company
Edrington-Beam Suntory UK Distribution LtdNFU Mutual Insurance CoWatts Truck & Van
Educ8 TrainingNike (UK)Wesleyan Assurance Society
Efficiency North Holdings Ltdnmcn PLCWhitby Seafoods Ltd
Electricity North West LtdNoble FoodsWhyte & MacKay
EMCOR (UK)North Star Housing GroupWildHearts
Emerald Group PublishingNorthern Gas NetworksWJ Group
EncircNorthumbrian Water GroupWm. Morrison Supermarkets PLC
ENGIE SERVICES LIMITEDNorton Rose FulbrightWPP Group
Enterprise Rent-A-CarNottingham Trent UniversityXPS Pensions Group
EquinixNottingham University Business SchoolYMCA St Pauls Group
Essentra PLCNovus Property SolutionsYorkshire Building Society
European Metal RecyclingNPTC Group of Colleges
Eurovia UK LtdNRS Healthcare

Catherine Hall

Catherine Hall wearing a pink dress, smiling

Catherine Hall

General Manager for Global Operations Commercial Services,
Shell UK

Gender Equality Leadership Team

Catherine Hall is a commercial leader and shipping professional who is committed to attracting and developing talented people into an inclusive business environment. She has worked within shipping and trading businesses for Shell and BP, across oil, gas and chemicals markets. She is a strong advocate for achieving gender balance in those industries and is motivated by creating an environment in which all people feel seen and heard.

Catherine has held General Manager (GM) positions for Shell in Trading Operations, Shipping and Maritime and Shell Chemicals. She is currently GM for Global Operations Commercial Services, within Shell Trading. She leads an organisation of around 700 people, based in 15 countries, who work to ensure safe, compliant and efficient operations, to meet the needs of their Crude, Oil Products and Energy customers. Throughout her career, Catherine has worked on employee engagement, creating an inclusive culture and leadership development.

Prior to Shell, Catherine worked at BP for 15 years. Her work has given her experience in Europe, US and Asia; she was based in Singapore from 2008 to 2017.

Catherine is from the UK and studied Modern History at Oxford University. She and her family enjoy many sports and seeking out new adventures.

About Business in the Community’s Gender Equality Leadership Team

Each area of work Business in the Community (BITC) undertakes is led by a group of senior executives who provide strategic guidance and support us in achieving our objectives.

The purpose of BITC’s Gender Equality Leadership Team is to help ensure that women can achieve their full potential at work.

Find out more about BITC’s work on gender.

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James Goodall

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James Goodall

Regional Sales Director, Wales and South England,
Enterprise Holdings

Wales Leadership Board

As Enterprise Holdings’ Regional Sales Director of the Wales and South West Region, James Goodall leads a large sales force responsible for corporate, public sector and replacement mobility. The team represents all Enterprise Holdings brands, including Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Enterprise Flex-E-Rent, Enterprise Car Club, National Car Rental, and Exotic Car Collection by Enterprise. The team work with organisations to unlock value and enhance business productivity from ground transportation while exploring the sustainable future of travel.

James joined Enterprise as a Management Trainee in 2004. He has held various positions throughout the UK before moving back home to Wales in 2015. In June 2020, James was promoted to his current position to lead the sales and business development team in the Wales and South West region.

James is originally from Cardiff, and moved back in 2015 with his wife Hayley and their three children: Harrison, Isabelle and Penelope.

Race at Work Charter Signatories

RACE AT WORK CHARTER SIGNATORIES COMMIT TO:
  • Appoint an Executive Sponsor for race
    Executive Sponsors for Race provide visible leadership on race and ethnicity in their organisation and can drive key actions such as setting targets for ethnic minority representation, briefing recruitment agencies and supporting mentoring and sponsorship.
  • Capture ethnicity data and publicise progress
    Capturing ethnicity data is important for establishing a baseline and measuring progress. It is also a crucial step towards an organisation being able to report on ethnicity pay.
  • Commit at Board level to zero tolerance of harassment and bullying.
    The Race at Work Survey revealed that 25% of ethnic minority employees reported that they had witnessed or experienced racial harassment or bullying from managers. Commitment from the top is needed to achieve change.
  • Make it clear that supporting equality in the workplace is the responsibility of all leaders and managers.
    Actions can include ensuring that performance objectives for leaders and managers cover their responsibilities to support fairness for all staff.
  • Take action that supports ethnic minority career progression
    Actions can include embedding mentoring, reverse mentoring and sponsorship in their organisations.

SIGNATORIES JANUARY 2021

AcasDepartment for TransportLondon Borough of HaveringRPC
Accenture Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)London Fire Brigade RSA Insurance plc
ACSDerbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust London Legacy Development CorporationRSM
Action for Children Deutsche BankLondon North Eastern Railway (LNER)Saatchi and Saatchi
Admiral Group plcDiageoLondon Stock Exchange GroupSainsbury's 
Aegon Asset ManagementDimensionsLoungers PLCSantander
Aegon UKDirect Line GroupLV= General Insurance Savers
Age UKDixons CarphoneLyndon Goode ArchitectsSavills
Ageas InsuranceDLA Piper UKM&G PrudentialSchroders
AiimiDocklands CreativeM&S BankScience in Sport PLC
Air ProductsDr ZigsM2A MediaScotRail
ALDI Stores LtdDWF Law MaceScott Dunn
Allianz Insurance PlcDynamic GroupMake-A-Wish UKScottish Athletics Limited
AlpkitEast Midlands RailwayMan Group plcScottish Government
American ExpresseasyJet Plc.Marks & SpencerScriberia
Amey plcEDF EnergyMars UKSellafield Ltd
Andron Facilities ManagementEllisKnight International RecruitmentMayer Brown Sellick Partnership
Anglian Water ServicesElsevier B.V.MazarsSenedd Commission
Anglo AmericanENGIE UKMc&TSerco
Aon plcEnnismoreMcDonald’s Restaurants LtdSeven Investment Management LLP (7IM)
AQAEnterprise Rent-A-CarMCFTSevern Trent
ARUPEnvironment AgencyMediaComShakespeare Martineau
AsdaEnvironmental Resources ManagementMedicine and Healthcare Regulatory Authority  Shawbrook Bank
ASOS plcEssentraMental Health at WorkSheffield United Community Foundation
Association of Accounting TechniciansEuropean Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)Mental Health First Aid EnglandShell
Association of British InsurersEVCOM (Event and Visual Communication Association)Mental Health FoundationShoosmiths
Assura plcEversheds SutherlandMercedes-Benz Financial ServicesSiemens UK and Ireland
AssurantExperianMercerSir Robert McAlpine
Atalian ServestEYMetropolitan Thames Valley HousingSkanska UK
AtosF1 recruitment ltdMI5Skipton Building Society
Auto Trader UKFamily Assurance Friendly SocietyMI6Sky
Avanade UK LtdFarley Hill Primary SchoolMiddlesbrough College GroupSkyBlue Solutions
AVIVAFCO ServicesMills & ReeveSlaughter and May
AWEFDM GroupMindset Mental Health LtdSLR Consulting
AXA UK & IrelandFederated Hermes – InternationalMinistry of Defence (MOD)Sodexo UK & Ireland
AXA XLFidelity InternationalMinistry of Housing Communities and Local Government Softcat plc
Bain & CompanyFIELD STUDIES COUNCIL (FSC)Ministry of Justice (MOJ) Sopra Steria
Baker McKenzie Financial Conduct AuthorityM-Integrated Solutions PLCSouthern Co-op
BAM Nuttall LtdFinancial Ombudsman Service Mitcham Belle CoachesSovereign Housing Association
Bank of AmericaFinancial Reporting CouncilMitieSpirit Energy
Bank of EnglandFinancial Services Compensation SchemeMK CollegeSport England
Bank of IrelandFinancial TimesModels 1Sports Chaplaincy UK
Bank of Nova ScotiaFNZ UKMoneysupermarket GroupSQA
BarclaysFood Standards AgencyMorgan Stanley InternationalSSCL
Baringa PartnersForeign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)Morson GroupSt Mungo's
Barnardo'sForest HolidaysMoto Hospitality LtdSt. James’s Place Wealth Management
Barratt Developments PLCFortel GroupMotorola SolutionsStandard Chartered
bartlett mitchell LtdFreesatMott MacDonaldStandard Life Aberdeen
BASFFreshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLPMTR Elizabeth lineStephenson Harwood
Basingstoke and Deane Borough CouncilFujitsuMUFGSuperdrug
BATGamesys Group plcMurgitroyd & Company LimitedSURREY POLICE
Bates WellsGB3Nando’s UK and IrelandSussex Police
Bauer Media Group UKGCHQNatCen Social ResearchSwansea Building Society
BCS ConsultingGeneral Mills UKNational Assembly for WalesTalkTalk
BDO LLPGenome Research LtdNational Audit OfficeTate
BeazleyGILBERT-ASH LIMITEDNational GridTaylor Bennett Foundation
Big Yellow Group PLCGLANational Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)Teach First
Birmingham City CouncilGoldman SachsNational Police Chiefs CouncilTeesside University
Birmingham Community Health Care Foundation TrustGovernment Internal Audit Agency (GIAA)Nationwide Teneo
Black Training and Enterprise GroupGovernment Legal DepartmentNatWest GroupTesco
BlackRockGowling WLGNCA - National Crime AgencyThames Water Utilities Ltd
Blake Morgan LLPGrant Thornton UK LLPNCHA (Nottingham Community Housing Association)The Business of Fashion
BMGGreater Manchester Health and Social Care PartnershipNestlé UK & IrelandThe Christie NHS Foundation Trust
BNP Paribas UK CIBGreene KingNetwork RailThe Collective
Boots UKGround Control LtdNew LookThe Co-Operative Bank
Bourne LeisureGuardian Media GroupNexusThe Crown Estate
Bouygues Construction UKgunnercooke llpNHSTHE EDGE PICTURE COMPANY
BPDTS LtdGympassNHS Business Services Authority The Electoral Commission
Bramwith ConsultingHachette UKNHS England The Faith & Belief Forum
Brand AdvanceHargreaves LansdownNHS Property Services LtdThe Gate London
Brewin DolphinHarperCollins PublishersNHS Resolution The Gateway Learning Community Trust
Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation TrustHarrow CouncilNHS Salford CCG The Growth Company
Brighton & Hove City CouncilHealth & Safety ExecutiveNHS Shared Business ServicesThe Gym Group
Brit InsuranceHealth and Research Authority NHS North East London Commissioning Support UnitThe Hepatitis C Trust
British AirwaysHealth Assured LtdNomura InternationalThe House of Commons and Parliamentary Digital Service
British ArmyHealth Education EnglandNorth Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS TrustThe Investment Association
British Film Institute (BFI) HEARST UKNorth StarThe London Borough of Tower Hamlets
British LandHeart of Kent HospiceNorth West Ambulance Service NHS TrustThe London Clinic
Brown-Forman UKHigh Speed Two Ltd. (HS2)Northern Care Alliance NHS ( Salford and Pennine Acute Hospitals)The Midcounties Co-operative
BTHiltonNorthern Ireland OfficeThe North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Bupa Global & UKHiscoxNorthern TrustThe Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Burges SalmonHM Land RegistryNorthumbrian Water Limitedthe RSA
Business Disability ForumHM Prison and Probation ServiceNorton Rose FullbrightThe Sovini Group
Business in the communityHM Revenue and CustomsNottingham City HomesThe Stylist Group Ltd 
Cabinet Office (CO)HM Treasury (HMT)Nottinghamshire County CouncilThe Telegraph
Calderdale CouncilHML GroupNPTC Group of CollegesThe Tutu Foundation
Canada Life LimitedHodge Jones & Allen SolicitorsNS&IThe West Brom.
Capgemini UKHogan LovellsNTT DATAThe7stars(UK)
CapitaHome GroupO. U. KhandokarTheCityUK
Capital One UKHome Office (HO)O2 (Telefónica UK)Tideway
Capsticks Solicitors LLPHomeServe Membership LimitedOfcomTransparency International UK
Cardiff CouncilHorwich Farrelly SolicitorsOffice for National Statistics (ONS)Trilogy Real Estate LLP
Care Quality CommissionHotel ChocolatOffice of the Advocate General for ScotlandTSB Bank plc
Carpmaels & Ransford LLPHouse of CommonsOil & Gas AuthorityUBS
Casual Dining GroupHouse of LordsOmni RMSUK Athletics
CBRE UK LtdHouses of Parliament Restoration and RenewalOsborne Clarke LLPUK Export Finance
Central England Co-operativeHoxbyOVOUK Finance
Centrica PLC HSBC UK PageGroupUK Government Investments
Channel 4Hudson RPOPalace for Life FoundationUK Greetings
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)Human Tissue AuthorityPaul J Watson SolicitorUnibail-Rodamco-Westfield
Chartered Insurance Institute IBM UK LimitedPearson PlcUnicard Limited
ChaucerICP NURSERIES LIMITEDPeninsula Business ServicesUnilever UK Ltd
CHEP UKImmediate Future LtdPension Protection FundUnite Students
Choice SupportImpact Creative Recruitment LtdPeople’s EnergyUnited Culture
Christie'sIncyte International LtdPepsicoUniversity of Huddersfield
ChubbInsightPertemps University of Leeds
CiscoInsolvencyPhoenix GroupUniversity of St Andrews
CITIInstitute of Development StudiesPhoenix SoftwareUniversity of Warwick
City of London CorporationIntellectual Property OfficePinsent MasonsUnruly
City of Wolverhampton CouncilInterContinental Hotels GroupPlace2BeUnum
Civil Service  InvescopladisValuation Office Agency - GOV.UK
CK GroupInvestec plcPolice Service of Northern IrelandVaultex UK Ltd
Cleanbrite (UK) LtdInvolved SolutionsPost OfficeViacomCBS Networks International
Close Brothers GroupIpsos MORIPrime PeopleVictim Support
CMS IRIS Software GroupPrince’s Trust InternationalVirgin Care
Colas UKIrwin MitchellProcter and GambleVirgin Limited Edition
Coleg y CymoeddISS UKPSI Talent ManagementVirgin Management
Colt Technology ServicesITNPublic Health England Virgin Money UK plc
Community Gateway AssociationJ.P. MorganPublicis Groupe UKVirgin Red
Community unionJacobsPunter Southall AspireVitality
Compass GroupJaguar Land RoverPwCVIVID Housing Ltd
Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)Just Group plcQwest ServicesVodafone UK
Confederation of British Industry (CBI)KPMGRaytheon UKwagamama
Cooley LLPL&QReach South Academy TrustWaltham Forest College
CostainL’Oreal UK and IrelandReading Borough CouncilWatson Farley & Williams
CouttsLambeth CouncilRecruitment and Employment Confederation (REC)WDH
Covea InsuranceLandsecReed ExhibitionsWeightmans LLP
Credit SuisseLeaders in SportReed in PartnershipWellcome Trust 
Croner Group LtdLeeds Arts UniversityReed WellbeingWelsh Water
Crossroads TogetherLeeds Building SocietyReward GatewayWesleyan
Crown Commercial ServiceLegal & General Group plcRicardo Energy & EnvironmentWest Midlands Police
Crown Prosecution ServiceLeicester Diocesan Board of FinanceRicoh UKWest Yorkshire Police
DEFRALeicestershire PoliceRiversideWestminster City Council
Delaware North UKLexis Nexis Risk SolutionsRocking Horse Pictures LtdWH Smith PLC
DeloitteLexisNexis Legal and ProfessionalRoyal Academy of EngineeringWhistl UK Ltd
Dentsu Aegis Network LifeSearchRoyal Air ForceWhitbread PLC
Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)Lincolnshire Co-operativeRoyal Borough of GreenwichWilliam Grant & Sons
Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)LinkedinRoyal College of Veterinary SurgeonsWipro Limited
Department for Education (DfE)LinklatersRoyal London GroupWM Morrisons PLC
Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU)Lloyds Banking GroupRoyal MailWokingham Borough Council
Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC)Lloyd's  Royal Navy Worldline
Department for International Trade (DIT)Llywodraeth Cymru / Welsh GovernmentRoyal Society for Public HealthWPP plc
London Borough of Barking and DagenhamYSC Consulting
Zurich Insurance UK

Tony Danker

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Tony Danker

Director-General,
CBI

Business in the Community Advisory Board

Tony Danker joined the CBI as Director-General in November 2020. His career spans a range of roles in business, media and government.

Before the CBI, Tony was the first CEO of Be the Business, a business-led movement created to transform UK’s productivity founded by a group of FTSE-100 Chairmen and the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne. During his three years at the helm, Tony built the organisation from scratch, reaching thousands of firms every month and forming partnerships dozens of leading UK companies.

From 2010-2017, Tony was International Director, then Chief Strategy Officer, at Guardian News & Media (GNM), where he was responsible for expanding the Guardian’s global business, its restructuring plan and digital platform partnerships.

Tony previously spent 10 years at McKinsey & Company (1998-2008) in London and Washington DC, latterly in McKinsey’s global government and education practices as a senior government specialist. Tony then went on to spend two years as a Policy Advisor to the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury from 2008-2010.

Tony holds a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School and a Law Degree from the University of Manchester.

Derek Kilday

Derek Kilday smiles with his head tilted

Derek Kilday

Group Director National Employer and Partnership Team,
Department for Work and Pensions

Employment and Skills Leadership Team

Derek has worked across UK and Scottish Government with experience in organisational development and change management. He is a Fellow of the Association for Project Management, the Chartered Management Institute, and is a Cabinet Office Infrastructure and Projects Authority High risk assurance reviewer.

During secondment to Police Scotland from Department for International Development (DFID), Derek delivered the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Justice’s highest risk change programme. At DFID, he was responsible for the Operational Excellence Portfolio and ‘One HMG’ shared service platform for 28 countries government departments. And has led change within Scottish Government, Scottish Court Service, and the Scottish Prison Service.

In April 2018, Derek became DWP’s Group Director for Central, West and South-West Scotland. Responsible for the leadership and customer service of 41 Jobcentres. He had a National Lead role on Housing, working to facilitate the best outcomes for customers and Landlords.

Derek took leadership of the National Employer and Partnership Team in November 2020; leading a team of national account managers with a portfolio of c.250 national employers, partners, and trade associations.
Derek leads DWP’s employer and partnership community: including the Group Partnership Manager forum, operation of the Disability Confident scheme and accreditation system for work coaches and employer engagement staff. He is the Senior Responsible Officer for DWP’s Find a Job online service.

Derek’s passionate about sharing leadership insight to deliver high quality programme outcomes; being a member of Business in the Community’s (BITC) Employment and Skills Leadership Team is an opportunity to deliver this to a wider audience.

About Business in the Community’s Employment and Skills Leadership Team

Each area of work Business in the Community (BITC) undertakes is led by a group of senior executives who provide strategic guidance and support us in achieving our objectives.

The purpose of Business in the Community’s Employment and Skills Leadership Team is to help create a UK where everyone, regardless of their background or experience, can access the education, employment, and skills they need to thrive throughout their working lives.

Find out more about BITC’s work on employment.

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Will Ennett

Will Ennett smiling at the camera

Will Ennett

Head of Content and Sustainability at TalkTalk
Chair of the Net Zero Carbon Technical Advisory Group

Net Zero Carbon Taskforce

Will Ennett is currently Head of Content and Sustainability at TalkTalk and has over 15 years’ experience in building strong commercial partnerships across the TV, film, technology and telecoms sectors. Will is responsible for maintaining and enhancing those relationships, as well as driving the sustainability agenda within TalkTalk, a value provider of fixed line TV, mobile and broadband in the UK.

Will is chair of the Technical Advisory Group for Net Zero. The group represent a diverse group of companies across sectors, who have provided webinars and factsheets to enable businesses to transition to net zero by answering questions on potential barriers, such as supply chain, carbon measurements and engaging employees.

Jonathan Lewis

Jon Lewis smiling

Jonathan Lewis

Chief Executive Officer,
Capita

Chair, Employment and Skills Leadership Team.

Jonathan Lewis was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Capita in December 2017. He has a strong track record of guiding large, multinational organisations through periods of significant change.

Jon is overseeing the transformation of Capita from traditional outsourcer to world-class consulting, digital services and software business.Capita employs more than 61,000 people and every day provides services on behalf of both private and public sector clients that touch the lives of millions of people.

Before joining Capita, Jon was CEO of Amec Foster Wheeler, where the transformation he oversaw culminated in a £2.2 billion acquisition of the business by John Wood Group. Previously, he worked for more than two decades at Halliburton, holding a number of senior management positions.

Over a 30-year career, Jon has worked in Europe, North America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. He has expertise in strategy formulation, innovation through technology and the development of human capital.

Jon sits on the board of directors for Norwegian oil and gas business Equinor.

He holds a PhD from the University of Reading and is a graduate of the Stanford University Executive Program.

Jon is married and has two children. He is an avid supporter of the Welsh rugby team. 

About Business in the Community’s Employment and Skills Leadership Team

Each area of work Business in the Community (BITC) undertakes is led by a group of senior executives who provide strategic guidance and support us in achieving our objectives.

The purpose of Business in the Community’s Employment and Skills Leadership Team is to help create a UK where everyone, regardless of their background or experience, can access the education, employment, and skills they need to thrive throughout their working lives.

Find out more about BITC’s work on employment.

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Business in the Community is creating a skilled and inclusive workforce for today and tomorrow