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David Fisayo

David is a founding member of the African Caribbean network, and has used his experience coming through the ranks of the graduate scheme to co-design a programme to support black talent within the firm and increase BME representation in senior positions within Consulting. In his role, he represented KPMG to launch the Race at Work charter at 10 Downing Street, and attended then Prime Minister Theresa May’s ethnicity pay gap roundtable. He has been recognised as a rising star in Professional Services at The Black British Business Awards (2018). David is a Director at Foundervine, a social enterprise on a mission to change the global face of entrepreneurship. Foundervine has helped over 2,000 women and ethnic minority futures leaders create, test and sustain entrepreneurial ventures. He has played a lead role in defining the strategy and execution of high impact initiatives, including their flagship programme, Start-up 54, which has launched 40+ ventures with founding graduates having gone on to raise £180k+ in funding.

Bina Mehta

Bina has over 20 years’ international experience in Corporate Finance and Restructuring and Chairs KPMG UK’s Emerging Giants practice.  She is a role model with a strong voice who actively promotes inclusivity. She champions KPMG’s Global Diversity and Inclusion agenda taking a leading role with Women of the Future as well as with KPMG’s India Club, bringing together diversity networks to promote inclusion and recognize intersectionality. Outside of KPMG, Bina is a member of the Fawcett Society Advisory Group on Pay and Progression of Women of Colour, sits on HM Treasury and BEIS co-sponsored Council for Investing in Female Entrepreneurs and is a member of the India Business Forum, which promotes bilateral trade and investment.  Bina is an Ambassador for Code First:Girls and passionate about inspiring diverse talent to consider careers in technology.  She mentors junior female and BAME colleagues at the firm as well as entrepreneurs.

Philip Davidson

Philip is a visible and active champion for inclusion at the most senior levels of the firm to ensure that KPMG is a magnet for talent and the clear choice for their clients. He is the Sponsoring Partner of KPMG’s Black Heritage Reverse Mentoring programme, which helps Partners understand the experiences of Black Heritage (BH) colleagues at KPMG, by matching them with a more junior BH Mentor for confidential and supportive discussions. In addition to the programme providing increased exposure to the Partnership, Philip has personally ensured that BH mentors are allocated a Partner Sponsor to help build their internal networks and drive career development. Philip also founded KPMG’s Black Heritage Working Group, which brings together Black Heritage Partners, Head of People, Co-Head of IDSE and the Chair of KPMG’s African Caribbean Network to track progress on FY19 BH targets, deliver specific actions to help advance BH inclusion and provide challenge and critique to internal strategies and campaigns. He sponsored KPMG’s Black Entrepreneurs’ Award (BEA), designed to support Black entrepreneurs and their start-ups to become investment ready beyond the firm, providing winning entrants with investment in their business, a senior KPMG mentor and membership of the Enterprise Nation small business network.

Lord Dr Michael Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE

Lord Michael is a passionate sponsor and advocate of KPMG UK’s reverse mentoring for partners and the linked KPMG Black Enterprise Awards. He is the most senior public Black leader at KPMG and actively mentors younger Black staff, promoting career development to leadership positions. He has led the Vodafone Scholarship for Urban Black Ambassadors to One Young World for the last 6 years and is committed to minority internships within his team. Lord Michael has previously served as KPMG’s global head of inclusion & diversity. Externally, Lord Michael hosts a major international mentor network called Men of Purpose, providing expertise training and development skills, network relationships and international growth assignments to millennial Black men of great potential. He uses his office at the House of Lords to host regular parliamentary events for Black talent within the Palace of Westminster, such as the annual Baton Awards recognising Black women who are the change they want to see, and is co-leading the development of the first Black think tank in the UK and the first Black led development agency. He served as a Commissioner for Racial Equality for 9 years.