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Morteza is the Group Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Lloyds Banking Group, where he is responsible for leading the IT strategy and the day to day activities of the Group IT.
Morteza sits on the Group Inclusion & Diversity (I&D) Operating Committee which is the official governance and decision making committee in Lloyds Banking Group. In addition, he chairs the Group IT I&D Committee, who’s work centres around four key workstreams BAME, LGBT, Disability and Gender.
The BAME workstream sponsors group activities and has a specific calendar of events targeted specifically at Group IT colleagues. The four key priorities for action for the group are: unlocking potential; diverse senior hiring; minority visibility and unconscious bias training. In March 2016 Morteza oversaw an initiative to gather BAME data on HR systems to drive visibility on BAME colleagues, to ensure there is transparency on performance management, career progression and low BAME attrition.

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