Arun Batra OBE

Founder and CEO
UK National Equality Standard

Arun is a Partner at EY and also the CEO and founder of the National and Global Equality Standards. He has over 25 years of senior D&I experience.

He is very much seen as a leading voice on diversity in business across the UK, is EYs Partner sponsor for the Parker Review, Sir John Parkers review into ethnic diversity of UK boards, a board member of No.10s race disparity board and is simultaneously working closely with BEIS on related initiatives.

He was previously responsible for leading D&I for both former Mayors of London namely Boris Johnson and Ken Livingstone. He has also been an advisor to the former Attorney General , Baroness Scotland and led diversity in the Criminal Justice Group within the Home Office. In 2019 he was awarded an OBE for diversity and inclusiveness and previously won the prestigious MCA consultant of the year for his work in D&I.

At EY he has overseen more than 300 engagements across multiple sectors, providing advice on complex people challenges.

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