Nadine is the Co-Chair of Deloitte’s Multicultural Network, an Advisor to the Deloitte Ethnicity Council and the Lead for the BAME in Financial Advisory Working Group. Through these networks Nadine has successfully launched the Next Level Module, supporting ambitious BAME professionals, delivered a Race Inclusion Session for Senior Leaders to address inclusion-related challenges in a supportive environment and has designed the Partner Conversations series. Externally, Nadine is a Trustee for the Youth Charter and has been a TNON Steering Committee member developing leadership skills of BAME network leaders from both private and public organisations. She is committed to driving positive change within Financial Advisory and beyond.
Rohit is one of the founders and Co-chair of the Deloitte Ethnicity Council UK, and the Chair of one of Deloitte’s largest award winning Faith Networks. The Ethnicity Council has been instrumental in formulating the strategy for ethnicity in leadership for Deloitte, and is one of the business’ top priorities. It has also put the spotlight on role models, and promoted a strong sense of self-belief in junior staff, whilst also focusing on the promotion of people from an ethnic background to more senior roles. Rohit is the Deloitte representative to the Multicultural Professional Forum, which meets at the Houses of Parliament, where he is able to share advice and best practice with key Government officials and other corporate leaders. He is also a mentor and has appeared as an advisor and speaker at several events across the UK.
Mitul sits on Deloitte UK’s Ethnicity Council, representing the Tax & Legal business, and has led an initiative to increase personal data collection of ethnicity profiles following a presentation to the executive board around the challenges and opportunities the business faced from a BAME perspective. He led the development and design of BAME stakeholder workshops, and the development of the resulting ethnicity leadership program for Deloitte’s director population, in addition to an education program for Deloitte’s senior partners to encourage advocacy. Mitul is a lead mentor in the Business in the Community mentoring circles, and contributes to Deloitte’s ‘BAME in the Boardroom’ program.
Punit has worked diligently at Deloitte to create an inclusive culture that reflects his personal journey as the first Indian-born CEO to lead a Big 4 firm. His deeply held belief — that there’s strength in diversity – is reflected in his signature initiatives – Deloitte’s WorldClass, refreshed Shared Values and ALL IN, which aims to increase the number of women and minority leaders throughout the organization. Outside Deloitte, Punit has been a supporter of the activities of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Willamette University (his alma matter), which is housed in the Renjen Center. Punit is a member of the Business Roundtable, a member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, Vice Chairman of the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum and recently concluded his term as the Chairman of the United Way Worldwide. In February 2020, he was recognized by the Oregon Historical Society as a “history maker” for his visionary business leadership.
Deloitte is focused on having an inclusive culture, which is representative of society. Nick’s role as Chair has been to encourage Deloitte’s Executive leadership to further embed the principles of Respect & Inclusion throughout the company’s culture. In the last 4 years, Deloitte has rolled out mandatory training, to encourage Respect and Inclusion among all employees, including inclusive leadership workshops with over 6,000 senior leaders, providing absolute clarity on the respectful behaviours expected from everyone, regardless of seniority. Following Deloitte’s initial progress in gender diversity, Nick has challenged the organisation to include more emphasis on ethnicity, and to start to explore further inclusion opportunities, with reference to neurodiversity, disability and social mobility, through blind and contextualised recruitment. As Chair of a client-centric organisation, Nick is able to drive Deloitte’s inclusion message externally. As such, he sponsors the BAME on Boards programme, which supports senior BAME individuals on their journey to Boardroom positions, through a tailored programme of training, mentoring and networking events, in parallel with a similar programme he sponsors to develop Women on Boards. Nick encourages FTSE Chairs to nominate participants, in collaboration with the BBBA. The programme has raised awareness of BAME progression at the most senior levels and given FTSE Boards a practical opportunity to take action to improve ethnic representation in their organisations.
Having recently joined Deloitte, Anjeli has become an member of the firm’s multicultural network. She represented her previous firm, at Stonewall Workplace conference 3 times, speaking specifically about the challenges faced by Asian LGBT+ individuals. She was on the leadership team of the firm’s LGBT+ network and was consulted on the creation of gender neutral toilets. As a trans woman, Anjeli is passionate about creating inclusion for LGBT people of colour. She has spoken extensively about the issues faced by LGBT people of colour from her perspective, including in an interview with the BBC Asian Network and the FT on transgender rights being the frontier for business and change. She recently featured in the Asian Voice Newspaper, speaking openly about the impact that being LGBT+ can have on mental health, particularly focusing on cultural nuances. She has previously spoken at the GG2 diversity conference and at various universities across the country. She has been recognised as an LGBT+ role model by Leicester City Council and has been listed in the India London Gazette Powerlist.
At Deloitte, Nadun has been in lead roles as talent partner, diversity & inclusion lead partner and respect and inclusion advisor. He has initiated, driven and supported key activities with significant positive outcomes, including changes to recruitment policy to support further BAME and female talent, plus training on unconscious bias and the value of diversity; the creation of an Inclusivity Charter, promoting diversity within project teams; the creation of respect and inclusion walk-in sessions to provide advice and positive avenues of communication for BAME colleagues; and the support and leadership of over 10 diversity groups at Deloitte, including the Hindu Network, Multicultural Network, Sikh Network and the Muslim Network. A lot of Nadun’s external work involves helping young people, the majority of whom are BAME, to develop their skills and careers. He is the lead board member for diversity at the Management Consultancies Association (MCA), promoting all aspects of diversity & inclusion across firms covering over 60,000 practitioners in the UK. He is also a young MCA advisor, mentoring on various topics, and he also mentors young people in his local community. In addition, he works with schools, universities and charities to promote D&I.
Mitul provides one on one mentoring to high potential ethnic minority colleagues, helping them progress their careers at Deloitte through advice and coaching. He feeds into key talent decisions around promotions within his business area, looking at how to progress and retain ethnic minority colleagues in the group. Outside of Deloitte, Mitul is a lead mentor in the Business in the Community mentoring circles, working with a group of ethnic minority employees from different organisations looking to progress in their respective careers. Additionally, he contributes to Deloitte’s ‘BAME in the Boardroom’ programme for ethnic minority leaders in industry who are looking to progress to Board level roles
Anbreen leads the Deloitte Muslim Network (DMN) for the UK firm. This includes leading the DMN Graduate Insight meetings, ensuring that ethnic minority employees work in an environment which is accepting and inclusive of their values, be that of faith or other. She promotes informal events through DMN such as tea afternoons allowing all levels of colleagues to interact and learn from each other. Anbreen mentors individuals in the UK and Middle East, and is available to new joiners to discuss career pathways, wider ethnic minority representation and offers 1-2-1 mentoring. Externally, Anbreen is passionate about education in particular and is part of a small team building a school in a remote earthquake stricken part of Pakistan. Having grown up in Kenya, she is also keen to educate and assist Kenyans in particular with faith based initiatives. Anbreen has been nominated in the Euromoney’s 2018 edition of Leading Tax Advisors Guide / International Tax Review Indirect Tax Leaders Experts Guide. She also played an integral role in the DMN Impact Award won for the network overall, which featured in Deloitte’s Impact Report.
As Co-Chair of the Deloitte Multicultural Network, Nadine has been driving forward activities and initiatives that will make the workplace more inclusive. She recently hosted Deloitte’s first ‘Let’s talk about race’ forum. This was a forum for BAME employees to have a voice and speak openly about their personal experiences. The anonymous feedback was presented back to our Senior Talent Partner and BAME Advisory Council. The stories and experiences are being used to shape future programmes, including our new respect and inclusion programme. Nadine is also a mentor to a young lady who works for action for children. In addition I have been asked to provide comments and speak at events about the BAME agenda. Nadine has also recently been promoted to the steering committee of TNON (The Network of Networks), and I has been invited to sit on Deloitte’s BAME Advisory Council.