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As CEO of Bupa UK, David is proud that 20% of the organisation and around 10% of senior leaders are BAME – as are 15% of his own direct reports. He is an active sponsor of Bupa’s employee network, DiverCity, which has a dedicated group focused for BAME employees. Bupa UK joined EMpower in 2018, strengthening their commitment to creating an even more inclusive business, and David led the launch of Be you at Bupa; a public commitment to inclusion which has now been adopted at all offices across the Bupa footprint. David sponsored the update of their D&I policies to align with the ethos of Be you at Bupa. He also led the launch of Bupa UK’s Code of Conduct, which helps Bupa to be an inclusive organisation where nobody is treated differently. As part of the opening of Bupa’s new office in Salford, David led the launch of the Everyone’s Welcome pledge, engaging the support of other organisations. David has been a Trustee of the UK Foundation, an independent grant-giving body, which has actively supported a number of important, charitable projects to support people’s emotional and physical wellbeing. This includes the charity, Key Changes, who have a programme of health and social activities for BAME men experiencing severe and enduring mental health problems. The UK Foundation has also funded the Asian Lone Women Parents Association’s mental health project, and the Southall Community Alliance to provide more than 60 weekly sessions to help physically inactive older Asian and African carers to manage their health and get fitter. Beyond his corporate role, David is the chairman of HomeServeUK, where he also champions D&I.

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