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At Nomura, John is the EMEA COO and senior executive sponsor of Nomura’s EMBRACE Inclusion Network, an employee resource group focussed on driving cultural change and advancing race and ethnicity within Nomura. John’s focus has been on breaking down barriers for diverse employees within Nomura and across the wider community, to increase representation and strengthen inclusion. John has spearheaded Nomura’s partnerships with organisations such as  Progress Together, which supports people from diverse socio-economic background to acquire senior roles in the UK and Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, aimed at providing opportunities in financial services to young adults from under resourced and underrepresented backgrounds.  Previously John was also the Exec Sponsor for the Pride employee network for Nomura across Asia, supporting our LGBTIQA+ colleagues. Under John’s leadership, mentoring, accountability of senior leaders, bringing in industry experts to share best practice and advocating allyship has strengthened the attraction and retention of diverse talent pipelines at Nomura.