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Jatin Patel

Jatin places a large emphasis on people development and talent management and actively promotes inclusive cultures. He is passionate about innovation and believes a more diverse workforce is an obvious starting point for greater innovation at TSB. He is an active mentor to TSB Partners and supports Business in the Community’s mentoring circles. He has hosted internal and external events including the Investing in Ethnicity Race conference, where he championed race issues. Jatin has used his influence and leadership to shape the bank’s diversity agenda, specifically implementing an internal cultural awareness session to better understand the cultural differences that all partners bring to the workplace. He will sponsor an internal data collection campaign this year, and has sponsored TSB’s support of the Race At Work Charter, a voluntary charter developed to help organisations take action to tackle barriers that BAME staff place in recruitment and progression. Outside of TSB, Jatin has taken part in a cross-organisational mentoring circle as a lead mentor, and often speaks at conferences and organisations advocating the importance of diversity and inclusion. He has also done work to help improve education and access for young people from under-privileged backgrounds, particularly in areas with high concentrations of ethnic minorities.

Jatin Patel

Jatin’s role as Executive Sponsor for the Multicultural network is to strategically drive the network at a national level, push its progress across the organisation and represent the network externally. He has sponsored TSB’s approach to understanding the key drivers of ethnic minority under-representation across the Bank, and has used that to develop the Bank’s ethnic minority D&I strategy. Jatin has represented the ethnicity network at external events, including sponsoring the inaugural ‘Investing in Race Conference’, hosted by the SPM group. At this event, he spoke about TSB’s role as a challenger bank, explained how their approach to diversity and inclusion helps meet business objectives, and shared personal perspectives on why diversity is important. Internally, he has raised awareness of ethnic diversity through sharing his own personal experiences about religious and cultural celebrations, and providing ideas to address under-representation at Exec and Board level. Outside of TSB, Jatin has taken part in a cross-organisational mentoring circle as a lead mentor, and often speaks at conferences and organisations advocating the importance of diversity and inclusion. He has also done work to help improve education and access for young people from under-privileged backgrounds, particularly in areas with high concentrations of ethnic minorities.

Rangan Ravindran

Rangan has worked tirelessly to promote the objectives of the TSB Multicultural network. He has used his platform as Chair of the network to reach out to BAME staff to increase its membership and to celebrate the cultural diversity that BAME Partners bring to the workplace. Rangan has driven the multicultural network’s approach to diversity by ensuring that our focus is intersectional. As a result the network focusses on the experiences of different groups of Partners e.g. BAME Partners; LGBT Partners, older Partners; disabled Partners. Rangan used his influence and leadership to shape the bank’s diversity agenda, specifically implementing an internal cultural awareness session to better understand the cultural differences that all Partners bring to the workplace. Rangan actively encouraged Muslim staff to share their personal experiences of Ramadan last year. The stories were promoted on the intranet and played an important role breaking down myths and perceptions about the Islamic faith. Rangan was instrumental in developing TSB’s relationship with The Brokerage – a social mobility charity that helps young people from London’s state schools access experiences of work, employability skills and jobs through its partnerships with employers.

Rangan Ravindran

Outside of his day to day role Rangan is also the TSB lead for the multi-cultural group which forms part of TSB’s Inclusion and Diversity network. Their focus has been on clearly articulating BAME issues to senior management, encouraging the language of difference by celebrating their wide range of cultural heritages and ethnic diversity, and building social mobility to enable people of all backgrounds within banking. Much of this has been achieved through collaboration with the charity Brokerage, meaning that TSB now hire interns from low income BAME families. The multi-cultural group has also held a number of events and written articles celebrating faith, key cultural events, and role model behaviour within TSB. Rangan is also a mentor to two people of colour who are both now thriving in the banking and consultancy world.