Over many years and across organisations, Rory has played an active role in championing more inclusive workplaces. He was a member of Lloyds Banking Group’s first ethnic minority network (GEM) where he helped to establish the bank’s first ever organisation-wide ‘inclusion week’ with active support and participation of the entire executive committee. In his current role he was the first senior executive in the Partnership to speak of personal mental health challenges with colleagues as part of John Lewis Partnership’s BAME network. Through this, he actively champions and provides a sounding board to colleagues who may find his experiences useful to learn from. Externally Rory shares ideas and reflections on creating a more purposeful and inclusive world – irrespective of ethnicity. He does this through, public speaking, mentoring, networking with diverse groups, and active engagement in external communities such as the RSA.