As Chairman, David sees that it is his responsibility to champion equal opportunities for everyone in Sainsbury’s , whatever their gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or whether they have a disability. We recognise that inclusive teams with high levels of diversity perform better and enable us to come to the best decisions for our customers. We give this matter good visibility right up to Board level. David took on the role of co-chair of the Parker review because he wanted to understand why there was a real lack of BAME representation on Boards, and to support and influence businesses to address this issue. The Final Report on ethnic diversity of UK Boards was published in October 2017. David has also represented Sainsbury’s at BAME events where he has been happy to share their achievements to date. David was delighted to give the Keynote address at the Black British Business Awards in September 2017.