David Hynam, Bupa UK CEO has been named as one of the top global leaders in the OUTstanding 100 LGBT+ Executives list, presented by the FT. Coming in at seventh globally, this is the second time David has been named in the top 10.
Bupa UK has been named amongst companies including Goldman Sachs and Dow through to British Vogue and LinkedIn.
David Hynam, Bupa UK CEO said: “I am hugely grateful to be recognised amongst these global leaders for championing diversity and inclusion.
“At Bupa we know work is better when we create a positive working environment where everyone feels comfortable being their true self. Creating inclusive workplaces makes good business sense. It allows us to attract the right talent and it can help make work a more enjoyable place for everyone.
“I’ve recently launched our pledge ‘Everyone’s welcome’ which is a commitment to celebrating diversity and inclusion in the workplace. I’m encouraging businesses across the UK to sign the pledge by going online here www.bupa.co.uk/everyones-welcome-pledge ."
Suki Sandhu, Founder & CEO, Involve said: “Our sixth OUTstanding list is our most international and diverse ever. It features executives representing 21 countries around the world – from Ghana to Germany and from India to Israel. We’re so proud to see so many senior and future leaders recognised as role models for their work driving cultural change and creating environments where everyone can succeed. Everyone – regardless of gender, sexuality or ethnicity - benefits from a level playing field where people feel able to bring their whole selves to work.”
The full 2018 Leading LGBT+ Executives, presented by the Financial Times is online www.out-standing.org/nominations/2018-role-models/2018-leading-100-lgbt-executives/
How the list was compiled
All of the 2018 Role Models were nominated by peers and colleagues. Nominations were then reviewed by OUTstanding’s judging panel, consisting of: Lord Browne, Executive Chairman, L1 Energy, and former CEO, BP; Dawn Airey, CEO, Getty Images; Ashok Vaswani, CEO, Barclays UK; Harriet Green, CEO & Chairman, Asia Pac, IBM; Vicki Culpin, Dean of Faculty and Director of Research, Ashridge Business School; Suki Sandhu, Founder & CEO, INvolve; Josh Spero, Transport Correspondent, Financial Times.
Each person was scored on their impact on LGBT+ inclusion inside and outside the workplace, their business achievements, and the seniority and influence of their role. Everyone featured in the lists has given their explicit permission to be included.
For the 100 LGBT+ Executives, 50 Ally Executives and 30 LGBT+ Public Sector Executives, the nominee’s seniority and influence was taken into consideration. They must also be visibly out, or a vocal ally, actively working to create an environment where LGBT+ people can comfortably bring their best professional selves to work. It was important that people were working towards this goal over and above their day job, which made it hard for the judges to consider diversity and inclusion professionals, however deserving.
Future Leaders are high performing and high potential individuals, but can be at various levels in their careers. A stronger emphasis was placed on their work towards LGBT+ inclusion rather than their seniority in the business.
About INvolve and OUTstanding
OUTstanding is part of INvolve.
INvolve is a membership organisation championing diversity and inclusion in business. It sits above OUTstanding, EMpower and HERoes, membership initiatives working respectively across LGBT+, ethnic minority and gender diversity. Through the delivery of events, programmes, thought leadership and advisory services INvolve helps member firms drive cultural change and create more inclusive workplaces. In addition, OUTstanding, EMpower and HERoes publish role model lists annually in partnership with the Financial Times, celebrating business leaders and future leaders who are leading the charge in their respective diversity spheres.