Arun Batra OBE

Founder and CEO
UK National Equality Standard

Arun Batra OBE is Partner at EY and Chief Executive Officer and founder of the UK National Equality Standard (NES). The NES was developed by business for business and sets clear equality, diversity and inclusion criteria against which companies are independently assessed. Arun and his team have engaged with a number of EY clients from across multiple sectors, and so far 26 companies have been certified with the NES. Arun also leads EY’s diversity consulting business as part of the Assurance practice.

 Arun has held a number of high profile roles leading on diversity nationally for the Home Office, advising two former Mayors as well as the former Attorney General, Baroness Scotland. Since 2018, Arun has worked with No 10 Downing Street as part of a government board to help tackle race disparity in the UK.

 Arun has held a number of high profile roles leading on diversity nationally for the Home Office, advising two former Mayors as well as the former Attorney General, Baroness Scotland. Since 2018, Arun has worked with No 10 Downing Street as part of a government board to help tackle race disparity in the UK.

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