Rory has played an active role in championing and creating more inclusive workplaces for a number of years, most recently through mentoring ethnic minorities in the John Lewis Partnership, sponsoring one of their inclusion networks, informally advising senior leaders on their approach to inclusion, establishing a reverse mentoring initiative, and talking both internally and externally on matters of relevance to inclusive workplaces – engagement, inclusion and mental health. Outside his immediate workplace, Rory is a formal member of an external group of ‘changemakers’ who seek to better personal and business approaches to creating inclusive change in organisations and communities. This is alongside ongoing active engagement in a range of external communities, speaking, mentoring and networking with a focus on social change. As part of this, he spoke to a diverse group of leaders on a programme run by the Centre for Synchronous Leadership. The programme (Walk the Tightrope) brings together senior change makers who are on a journey to unlock their full potential without dimming their unique attributes and talents. In other words, to unleash them in the most inclusive way possible.