Alan is one of the founding members of the HSBC UK ethnicity Employee Resource Group, Embrace UK. He has been pivotal in shaping it to what it is today where it now has around 2500 members. On top of that, he is also the UK Technology Diversity and Inclusion Ethnicity Lead, where he leads a team of individuals whose passion is to drive change within the bank. Alan’s team also work with external organisations whose goal is to provide Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic students with first-hand experience of the world of work and opportunities to see real-life industrial applications of technology.
He has been a reverse mentor to a number of CIOs and Head of Lines of Businesses equipping them to become more comfortable discussing issues related to race/ethnicity and to help them recognise any unconscious biases that they may have held. He is a mentor to a number of black staff internally giving constructive advice and as a person who has extensive experience in the ethnic diversity field, is in constant demand to speak in diversity discussions hosted by different business areas.
Alan is also is part of an advisory council working with the Group CEO and members of various Executive Committees to help drive the diversity and inclusion agenda and to help shape the banks diversity and inclusion ethnicity strategy.