Sir Roger Carr is Chairman of BAE Systems plc, where he has set gender diversity as an integral part of Board policy. In addition, he promotes gender diversity through various speaking engagements and mentoring schemes which are intended to encourage and support women in the pursuit of senior executive and non-executive roles. He is a founder member of 30% Club and was major advocate for diversity whilst President of the CBI. Throughout his career he has served on a number of external committees including the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group, the Manufacturing Council of the CBI, The Higgs Committee on Corporate Governance and Business for New Europe. He is a fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, Manufacturers & Commerce, a Companion of the Institute of Management, and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. He was knighted for Services to Business in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list 2011.