Board Matters Podcast | Board Diversification

Racial inequality is sharply in the spotlight this year and there are growing calls for board diversification. To find out more listen to the podcast.

In this episode of the Board Matters podcast series Arun Batra OBE, EY Partner and Diversity Lead and our highly experienced panel of speakers discuss how corporates can advance the recommendations of the Parker review and increase ethnic minority representation in the boardroom.  This podcast, recorded in August 2020, explores:

  • The Parker Review six months on.
  • Reflections from board members and investor viewpoints.
  • Priorities over the next 6-12 months to bring about effective change and increase ethnic minority representation on boards.

Our panel of speakers, Moni Mannings (Senior non-executive director and Chair of remuneration, Investec Bank), Gavin Lewis (Managing Director, Head of UK LGPS, Institutional Client Business, Black Rock), and Justin Onuekwusi (Fund Manager, Head of Retail Multi-Asset Funds, Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM)) reflect and discuss on the findings from the Parker Review, what boards can do in the months and year ahead, and the priorities needed to bring about actions and outcomes.

For your convenience, full text transcript of this podcast is also available. Read the transcript.


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Arun Batra
Partner, Financial Accounting Advisory Services, Culture, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, Ernst & Young LLP


Duration 29m 00s