Joining Vodafone recently, Kathy has already driven positive change by stepping in to be the UK Chair for the Multicultural channel and has become one of the leaders for the Women in Business UK Network. In her previous roles across Telecoms, Kathy always took a lead role across D&I by creating awareness to improve processes to support a wider inclusive database, resulting in a larger pool of diverse candidates to put through the selection process. Having been in most of her leadership roles as the only BAME female leader running large P&L businesses across Tech and Software, she undertook the role to sponsor and mentor BAME and female professionals. In addition, she has also been involved in many external programs promoting, encouraging and recognizing both BAME and Women networks across the UK
Rob sits on Vodafone UK’s BAME Think Tank and as one of a small number of ethnic minority Senior Leaders in Vodafone UK, he ensures visibility amongst all ethnic groups – and has engaged directly with the UK board, making personal recommendations around how to develop a higher ethnic minority representation at a senior level. Outside of his day job, Rob has appeared on a number of panels, podcasts, and other speaking events discussing matters relevant to Diversity and Inclusion, including “Guys That Get It” in conjunction with Sacha Atherton, and Northern Power Women Live. He has an influential presence in business, particularly in Northern business circles. He was listed at number 4 on the North West Business Insider 2017 “Science and Tech” Power List, and has been cited in a New Statesman article as a key influencer in the drive to make the Northern Powerhouse a reality.