Planning for the New World: A Q&A with Mark Atkinson
18th October 2019 2 minutes read
Trevor Phillips OBE, Green Park's Chairman and the former chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), recently participated in a podcast to discuss the pivotal legislative changes which paved the way for the Equality Act 2010. Recorded at the House of Lords, the divercity podcast (Series Six, Episode Three) centred around 'Looking back at legislative change and facing forward into the digital universe'.
Joined by Lord Hayward of Cumnor, Trevor discusses the pivotal legislative changes which paved the way for the Equality Act 2010; and looking beyond the Act and the Protected Characteristics, they discuss artificial intelligence, data, the significance of the digital universe and automatic decision-making. Trevor also talks about Green Park's work and special expertise in the field of the diversity and inclusion.
Trevor Phillips is Chairman of the Board at Green Park, having served as Non-Executive Director advising the Board since April 2017.
Trevor brings a breadth of strategic business leadership and a proven track record of accomplishments across multiple industries. The founding Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, and the first elected Chair of the Greater London Authority, Trevor’s expertise in diversity and inclusion complements Green Park’s core business values.
A writer and broadcaster, Trevor is also co-founder of Webber Phillips Ltd a leading data analytics provider and has served as President of the Partnership Council of the John Lewis Partnership. Additionally, Trevor is currently Chair of Index on Censorship, the international campaigning and publishing group promoting freedom of expression, and a Senior Fellow at the influential think-tank Policy Exchange. A former ITV executive, he remains active in the creative industries, writing regularly for several national newspapers and serving as a board member of London’s Barbican Centre and of Headlong Theatre. Trevor has been the recipient of several honorary doctorates, an OBE and was awarded the Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur by the French Government.
DiverCity® Podcast is a series of podcasts exploring the field of diversity and inclusion in financial services. From time to time, they like to seek insight and opinion and expertise beyond the world of financial services.
For each episode of DiverCity® Podcast, recognised leaders and influencer – people who are pioneers in their own right – are invited to talk about areas of transformation and aspects of D&I that need greater focus. Contributors offer their insight and practical ideas to help organisations and individuals drive change.
The podcasts are hosted by Julia Streets, a city entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience in financial services.