Adrian Joseph OBE

Adrian is a member of the EY-initiated Ethnicity in the City group which aims to improve diversity in financial services institutions. He has made multiple presentations to diversity groups including BAME network, Women in Tech and Women on the Wharf. He is also a member of the EY UK Executive Committee and of the diversity sub-committee, which has been instrumental in driving standards across the partner group and wider organisation. Adrian has personally achieved 50% BAME and 50% female recruitment in leading a team of 200 people in 2018. Since 2015, Adrian has been a Non-Executive Director to the Home Office, and now to the Cabinet Office, advising on D&I, data and digital transformation, following approvals from the Prime Minister and Home Secretary. He has been a board member of the Prince of Wales’ Business in the Community charity and is currently a member of the advisory board. Adrian chaired the Race Equality Board for five years and is a trustee of Aleto, through which he was invited by the UK Prime Minster to round table consultations on improving BAME participation at Board and senior management level. He has been recognised for his work in D&I in numerous publications, and in 2018 was named the most influential BAME tech leader in the UK by the Financial Times and Inclusive Boards. Adrian was awarded an OBE for services to equality and diversity in business in the 2019 new years honors list.

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