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Tom is one of the most senior Black Executives in the UK, and the only General Counsel & Company Secretary in a leading FTSE company. Since joining Diageo in June 2021, Tom has been a passionate champion for diversity and inclusion across the business. Under his leadership, diversity and inclusion have become a strategic element of the global legal, business integrity, Co Sec, and corporate security functions. As the Executive Sponsor of Diageo’s Race, Ethnicity, and Cultural Heritage Employee Group, Tom has provided guidance and leadership to ethnically diverse employees and allies. In 2022, he sponsored Diageo’s first-ever Race Equity Week which featured events to challenge ways of thinking. Tom also supports the African Heritage Employees at Diageo group in North America, and he is a mentor for the Spirited Women’s Network.