Lord Dr Michael Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE

Lord Michael is a passionate sponsor and advocate of KPMG UK’s reverse mentoring for partners and the linked KPMG Black Enterprise Awards. He is the most senior public Black leader at KPMG and actively mentors younger Black staff, promoting career development to leadership positions. He has led the Vodafone Scholarship for Urban Black Ambassadors to One Young World for the last 6 years and is committed to minority internships within his team. Lord Michael has previously served as KPMG’s global head of inclusion & diversity. Externally, Lord Michael hosts a major international mentor network called Men of Purpose, providing expertise training and development skills, network relationships and international growth assignments to millennial Black men of great potential. He uses his office at the House of Lords to host regular parliamentary events for Black talent within the Palace of Westminster, such as the annual Baton Awards recognising Black women who are the change they want to see, and is co-leading the development of the first Black think tank in the UK and the first Black led development agency. He served as a Commissioner for Racial Equality for 9 years.  

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