Under Michael’s leadership, BNY Mellon was named to The Times “Top 50 Employers for Women” list. He oversees BNY Mellon’s EMEA Diversity and Inclusion Council, playing a key role in shaping the regional strategy and supporting groups to ensure diversity and inclusion priorities are relevant and culturally appropriate to each office. His impact is felt across EMEA, notably through holding senior leaders accountable to the company’s commitment to diversity and his active engagement with BNY Mellon’s six Employee Resource Groups. Through his support, BNY Mellon proactively signed the HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter in July 2016 to make the company’s workforce commitments. Michael is actively involved in opening the conversation around women’s workforce equality, mental health, and LGBT+ rights in the workplace. He has spoken at external events such as the Women’s Forum of British American Business, the Cambridge Rising Women Leaders Programme and The Economists’ Pride and Prejudice Conference. At the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos in January 2017, Michael launched BNY Mellon and the UN Foundation’s ‘Return on Equality: Investment Opportunities to Help Close the Global Gender Gap’ report.