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In his previous role at Vodafone, Rob launched and led Vodafone’s regional ethnic minority network in Manchester, building the greatest volume of attending members of all UK regions. He uncovered issues around conscious and unconscious bias towards the BAME community and was able to initiate remediation plans to improve the situation. Now on the board of EveryCloud, a cloud security and digital workplace consultancy, Rob ensures that their messaging and flexible working policies are welcoming to all.  He has established links between EveryCloud and the Indian High Commission, to explore how cloud technologies could enhance engagement with the Indian diaspora in the UK – and supports the Manchester India partnership, a group of business leaders promoting Manchester as a gateway to the North for Indian influencers.  Rob appears on various panels, podcasts, and other speaking events discussing matters relevant to diversity & inclusion, including Great Exhibition Of The North and Northern Power Futures. He is a trustee of GreaterSport, a charity which aims to improve lives through physical activity, including a focus on the disproportionate challenge affecting young BAME individuals. He judges the Northern Power Women Awards and the UK Business Tech Awards and has been recognised in numerous publications for his work in diversity.

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