Chris is an active sponsor for both the UK and US Women’s Networks and provides support, mentorship and direction to the committees. He is also a passionate champion for gender equality and was instrumental in rolling out improved Parental and Maternity Leave Policies across the bank to ensure employees could access the same benefits across the globe. His active engagement has encouraged a number of men to get involved in the Women’s Network and pushing the gender equality agenda further. He regularly speaks at both internal and external events on the importance of a strong gender mix to an organisation and is part of the Corporate and Institutional Banking management team, actively pushing to ensure they have higher numbers of women in senior positions in Financial Markets. Externally, Chris also speaks at events and to special interest groups on the importance of gender equality, as well as regularly taking part in mentoring.