Change Agents

Equality Hub
London Business School


Business In The Community
City of London
London First
DAC Beachcroft
Norton Rose Fulbright


Burges Salmon
New River
Bupa UK
Serenity In Leadership

Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith


“Every person, regardless of their ethnicity or background, should be able to fulfil their potential at work. That is the business case as well as the moral case. Diverse organisations that attract and develop individuals from the widest pool of talent consistently perform better. The LACA Employer & Employee guide is valuable and practical resource to help CEOs and their teams rise to this challenge and implement the ideas. I would call on business leaders to review the guide and take the pledge!”

Baroness McGregor-Smith CBE

Denis WoulfeEmer Timmons OBE

“ Change and innovation in the workplace will only happen if business leaders demonstrate an ongoing commitment to delivering it. This is reliant on increasing awareness and supporting the case for change to win the buy-in of
the whole workforce. Directives and policy alone will not work.

We hope that the Employer & Employee guide we are launching today sets out a vision where all employees are treated fairly, no matter the type of work or location and will help business leaders to deliver the necessary changes to fully embrace fairness and inclusivity at work.”

Emer Timmons OBE and Denis Woulfe MBE, Co-Chairs Leaders as Change Agents Board


“A succinct, evidence-based and action-focused guide which enables us to move forward with confidence.  I particularly liked the focus on performance.  Individuals and organisations who turn their back on this agenda are settling for less than their best.  Why do that?”

Sir Peter Housden, RNLI Trustee and former senior Civil Servant


William Touche



“Deloitte is proud to support the launch of the LACA guide. The LACA guide is an easy to use holistic framework to translate commitments to a diverse and inclusive workforce into a lasting dialogue between employers andemployees and bring about real change."

William Touche, LACA board member



“Creating a purposeful and rewarding working environment has never been more important than it is today. Our people want and deserve the very highest standards from organisations and the LACA principles are a simple, pragmatic and genuinely actionable set of commitments that every one of us can easily implement to set our organisations up for success.”

Barry Hoffman, MD People and Corporate services Landsec


"BSI welcomes the initiative by LACA to develop foundational principles for employers aimed at improving employee experience and looks forward to working with the LACA Board to align the LACA guidance with national and international standards work in this important area.”



“Leaders are – and need to be - a powerful voice for change. As Co-Founders of the Financial Services Skills Commission, the City Corporation welcomes this framework, which encourages employers to support their workforce to upskill and reskill. To be globally competitive, we must access a wide talent pool to foster diversity of thought – especially at the top. As Chair of a Government commissioned taskforce to boost socio-economic diversity at senior levels, I am encouraged to see progress in this space.”

Catherine McGuinness, Policy Chair at the City of London Corporation


“At DAC Beachcroft, we have been working hard to deliver a more enlivening and enriching work environment where all colleagues have a clear and common purpose. We have reinvigorated our Inclusion & Diversity Strategy and People Strategy, launching initiatives focused on recruiting and deploying diverse talent across the business and creating growth and development opportunities for all colleagues.

The Leaders As Change Agents Guide is very practical, evidence-based guide to help organisations on this journey.”

David Pollitt, Managing Partner, DAC Beachcroft LLP




“Inclusive organisations are by their very nature more diverse and more successful. As the largest private sector employer, retail has a crucial role to play, and people are the biggest asset any retail business. While over 60 retailers have already committed to the BRC’s D&I Charter, we need more momentum which is why the principles of this guide and better workplaces are so relevant and valuable.”

Helen Dickinson OBE, Chief Executive, British Retail Consortium




“This is a great initiative. The framework created here, that businesses can really use and adapt to their own organisations, is a critical enabler to bringing fairness, inclusion and diversity right into the heart of how organisations operate.”

John Dickie, CEO, London First




“This is a valuable piece of work, take notice. All employees should work in an environment where they are treated equally and fairly.”

Jonny Briggs, Aviva Group Head, Talent Acquisition and Diversity & Inclusion



“As Britain’s national equality regulator, we welcome all efforts to create fair, inclusive and diverse workplaces. LACA’s new guide is a great step forward on the road to recovery from Covid-19, recognising the importance of creating supportive working environments, and the contribution that businesses make to creating sustainable communities. Every employer has a duty of care to protect their staff, so workplaces are completely free from discrimination, victimisation, and harassment. The Commission publishes advice and guidance on our website to help business leaders and others to deliver on the LACA call t0 deliver fairness at work.”

Marcial Boo, Chief Executive of the Equality and Human Rights Commission



“Investing in diversity and inclusion is a win-win. Businesses not only attract and retain talent, but also increase productivity and performance.

“Companies are a vital part of achieving a more inclusive economy and this guide will help them take the next step.”

Matthew Fell, CBI Chief Policy Director



“Having a genuine and enthusiastic focus on championing diversity and inclusion at senior levels of business is the right thing to do ethically and commercially. This isn’t about making nice platitudes; it is incumbent on business leaders to drive change within their organisations and measure progress.”

Miles Celic, Chief Executive Officer, TheCityUK



"Diversity of thought and experience is beneficial in all businesses and people from all backgrounds should feel like they belong and can achieve their full potential at work. Whilst we are making progress, this pledge is another step towards making a meaningful and measurable difference by championing D&I with commitments and best practice.”

Peter Scott, Managing Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright


Randall S. Peterson



"Most major employers in the UK have accepted that to be world class they need to build an engaged and diverse workforce. What they haven't always worked out is how to deliver that, which is what the LACA Employer and Employee Guide is all about. Here is your practical, evidence-based guide."

Dr Randall Peterson, Professor and Academic Director Leadership Institute, London Business School



‘This is a useful guide with examples of practical actions that employers of all sizes can implement to bring their commitments to equality, diversity and inclusion to life.’

Sandra Kerr CBE, Race Director, BITC



"We are delighted to support the LACA initiative. The guide provides a straightforward and comprehensive frameworkfor business to help leaders consider how inclusive their organisations really are. Its eight commitments provide a clear foundation for driving inclusive practices across all areas of business, with tangible outcomes and measures that can be adapted to any organisation, no matter their size."

Sharon Clews, Director, People and Talent, techUK




“Ensuring equality, diversity, fairness and opportunity for everyone in the workplace makes good business sense. This guide should be on the desk of every leader who wants the best for their staff and their business.”

Shevaun Haviland, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce





“Korn Ferry believes that radically human organisations are releasing the full power of their people to createmeaningful work, obsess about their customers & innovate to achieve great things together.”

Simon Holland, President, Consulting EMEA at Korn Ferry



“I am thrilled to be supporting the launch of the LACA Employer & Employee Guide. This free, comprehensive guide is a brilliant resource for leaders who are committed to driving inclusion within their organisation. We know that the only option is action, and the practical tools included will help turn ambition into action when it comes to driving positive, tangible change."

Suki Sandhu OBE, Founder & CEO, Audeliss and INvolve


"Change only happens when leaders are united and can support their organisations on the journey. The 8 foundational commitments in this practical and useful guide provide an excellent framework for organisations to achieve alignment and buy-in whilst also navigating through the instability and challenges of these present times."

Mark Dowie, Chief Executive, Royal National Lifeboat Institution