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Ray has ensured that D&I is a central pillar of Osborne Clarke’s 2020 business strategy and continues to be important for their emerging 2025 strategy. Through diversity in recruitment, development and progression strategies, Osborne Clarke’s partner pay gap has dropped by 13% since last year and 43% of the Executive Board are now women. Ray commissioned a review of the firm’s lawyer progression framework, resulting in a relaunch with critical changes to some senior roles and the promotion process, making them more attractive, attainable and sustainable for all the firm’s lawyers. The firm has established a women’s network, with a high response rate from both male and female partners who want to lead the network. Ray’s team launched a generous parental package and enabled agile and flexible working styles. Externally, Ray was recently announced as an “Agent for Change” by Management Today and he is a member of the 30% Club. Last year, he participated in the Dads4Daughters campaign, which brings together fathers and their daughters to discuss key issues faced by contemporary working women. He is a trustee of the Social Mobility Business Partnership, and is also involved in supporting Bristol’s SteppingUp Programme, which aims to encourage more people from BAME backgrounds into senior leadership roles across Bristol.

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