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As part of David’s ongoing focus on ensuring Deloitte provide a truly inclusive culture, he has rolled out innovative agile working and return-to-work initiatives, targeted career development training, and reviewed all recruitment processes to ensure they are free from bias. They have also created development programmes for high-potential female practitioners; including each member of his Executive team sponsoring a female senior manager. David has taken personal ownership of progress towards achieving the target of having 25% female partners by 2020 in the UK, rising to 40% by 2030. He has also been a keen advocate of increasing pay gap transparency: Deloitte was one of the first large companies to voluntarily report their gender pay gap in the UK in 2015 before it was mandatory, and has reported it annually ever since. Externally, he is an active supporter of the Women’s Business Council and was included in its Agents for Change list earlier this year. Two years ago he also received the United Nations 2016 Women’s Empowerment Principles award for his commitment to gender equality.

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