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How businesses can increase ethnic diversity in leadership roles

In this episode of the Strong When We Belong podcast series, Mona Bitar talks to Centrica’s Chief Executive, Chris O’Shea, about ethnic diversity, with a focus on Black senior executives.

In the ninth episode of the Strong When We Belong podcast series, UK&I Vice Chair, Mona Bitar, chats with Centrica’s Chris O’Shea on the topic of race and ethnic diversity in organisations.

Chris is Centrica’s Chief Executive Officer, and he shares his experiences and views about the importance of increasing ethnic diversity in business leadership roles. Chris is passionate about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. He believes that without diversity you can’t have the best workforce and without meaningful inclusion people can’t perform at their best.

Chris provides practical insights and takeaways for listeners with clear thoughts on actions businesses can consider to address the diversity gap, particularly at a leadership level.

Key takeaways:
  • The importance of diverse role models in business.
  • The role of leadership in building a diverse talent pipeline.
  • Understand some of the key actions that businesses should consider as part of their strategy to increase ethnic diversity in their teams. 

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Read the transcript.


Mona Bitar
EY UK&I Vice Chair


Duration 19m 03s