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Tom Shropshire

Tom is a member of the Executive Committee at Linklaters. In May of 2017, he took over the role of U.S. Global Practice Head, and has made diversity and inclusion an equivalent strategic plank with revenue growth, margin enhancement and clients. He introduced 1 on 1 D&I coaching for U.S. Partners and re-launched the affinity groups, including the Diversity Committee, the Black Lawyer/Business Team Network, the Asian Society, the Latin-American Society and the Women’s Network. He attends meetings for the affinity groups at least quarterly to show senior support, and encourage broader participation. In London, he was an early supporter of the reverse-mentoring scheme launched this year with ethnic minority lawyers and senior management, and also has been the sponsor of the ethnic minority affinity group within Linklaters UK business. Externally, Tom was a member of the steering committee for the Parker Review on ethnicity in the boardroom, and will continue to work with a range of stakeholders, including the UK government, on related issues. Since 2012, Tom has been recognised as one of the 100 most influential Black people in the UK by the Black Power List. Tom is also a trustee of Prostate Cancer UK and Comic Relief.