Since becoming the Chairman of the Global D&I Council, Simon has been responsible for Standard Chartered Bank’s focus on engaging all genders. His 2018 global D&I strategy resulted in shifting accountability to the businesses’ CEOs for the delivery of local D&I plans and objectives, delivery of Inclusive Leadership workshops, and the introduction of enablers such as global Fair Play Charter and Gender Pay Gap disclosure in key markets. His extensive and integrated approach to D&I has ensured a positive trend across several indicators, including representation of women in senior roles. Simon has also driven gender equality beyond the workplace including the “Men Advocating Real Change” program in the UK, India and Singapore. He has also advanced the Impact Investment Exchange Singapore with their second Women’s Livelihood Bond (a multi-country listed gender bond), creating sustainable livelihoods for 250,000+ underserved women in the region.