Modern leadership: why diversity and inclusion are key to success

Please join us for a discussion of the changing roles of leaders over the past three decades hosted by the Research Priority Area in Rights and Justice.

Richard Beaven will talk about the impact of the transition from a local analogue to a global digital world on the nature of work and leadership, and will share his thoughts on why diversity and inclusion really matter – and why he believes they are keys to success in the future.

Speaker biography

Richard Beaven has worked in Financial Services for over 30 years with major leadership roles at Barclays, Bank of New York, Thomson Reuters, Lloyds and he is now the Distribution Director at Swinton Insurance, one of the UK’s leading insurance brokers. He leads 3,000 staff across the UK. He is
responsible for the retail distribution, the commercial insurance and specialist lines businesses. He also is a Trustee of Stonewall, the LGBT charity and co-founded LINK, the LGBT insurance network. He is an Executive Fellow of the University of Essex, and is a regular panel speaker at business events. He is passionate about all aspects of diversity and inclusion.

Free and open to all but please register online for catering purposes.

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