Teik co-chairs the Balfour Beatty Multicultural Affinity Network (MCAN) for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) employees and allies. In 2018, he helped coordinate a Black History Month event at Balfour Beatty offices, as well as training workshops which equipped BAME colleagues with the tools to challenge exclusionary behaviours. He organises and runs Fairness, Inclusion and Respect workshops for employees at Balfour Beatty and also leads on ‘Inclusion beyond the Business’ workshops for those in the supply chain at Balfour Beatty. Teik works on Balfour Beatty Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) webinars for hundreds of colleagues; he worked with colleagues to set up the network’s first dedicated intranet page and internal role model campaign. From this, he went on to help coordinate Balfour Beatty’s first D&I onsite induction, signposting diversity networks available to all employees within Balfour Beatty. Externally, Teik engages the wider communities; he shows that Balfour Beatty and the industry are inclusive of diverse talents. Teik manages a partnership with the Amos bursary; since working with them he has secured an Amos bursary placement for a student within Balfour Beatty and an on-site tour for others. Teik partnered informally with two charities that encourage social mobility. He set up a collaborative workshop between Amos and the informal charity, Uprising, encouraging focus on shared values. Lastly Teik has given toolbox talks demonstrating business cases for inclusion; he delivered talks to major Balfour Beatty customers on his personal journey as an LGBT+ person of colour who suffers with clinical Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), as well as discussing the ongoing support and guidance he receives from Balfour Beatty.
As Director of Global Inclusion and Diversity at Alcoa, Michael is responsible for creating and executing the companys global inclusion and diversity strategy.
In addition to overseeing a range of internal programs to support the needs of the business and attract and engage employees worldwide, he directs Alcoas involvement in key external engagements such as the World Economic Forum, where Alcoa is a Strategic Partner, and Out Leadership, where Alcoa is also a member. He also helps to shape and promote the company’s position on local, state and federal legislative issues that could have an impact on equal rights in and outside of the workplace.
In addition to publishing relevant opinion pieces, Michael oversees the Companys thought leadership platform on behalf of the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, with a particular focus on important social issues that are critical to the business. He also leads Alcoas efforts to increase the representation and further strengthen the engagement of BAME employees. Together with peers in Human Resources, he ensures that inclusion and diversity goals are fully integrated throughout the talent management process, from recruitment and on-boarding, to learning and development.