11:35-12:05 | OPEN to learn from best practices - Track 1
About the talk
The session will take a data driven approach to establishing the business case for Allies in the workplace, Chris will also explain what an “Ally” is and share his experience and examples on how to empower allies in your organisation.
Chris is a Lead Business Analyst working in Integrated Supply Trading, BP’s face to the traded markets in oil, gas, power, chemicals and finance.
He is responsible for the technical and business process operation for a global IT application portfolio. Prior to his current role he led and delivered strategic IT programmes in Credit and Market Risk. Chris has been with BP since 2012 joining from Brunel University where he studied Information Systems whilst researching and publishing. Chris started his career at 16 initially working for Deloitte before moving into the IT sector where he gained his experience working for organisations such as rightmove.co.uk.
Chris has been active in BP’s LGBT network BP Pride since joining the company. He became the co-chair in 2016 and has been key in driving the allies’ agenda as well as focusing on LGBT role models in the workplace globally. He has worked to embed all diversity work within the business. This includes working with the resourcing, international mobility teams as well as focusing on employee engagement to improve productivity. As a result of this and Chris’s business achievements he was recognised in the inaugural 2015 Financial Times LGBT+ Future Business Leaders list ranking in the top 10.
"As an employer we all have a responsibility to our staff and the communities that we operate in. Diverse workforces are a measure of how inclusive the workplace is for our employees. It’s not always easy for minorities to ask for help as it makes them vulnerable so we must create an environment where everyone feels comfortable to ask any question, put themselves for all opportunities and do the best they can from themselves but also for our shareholders."
Our business is the exploration, production, refining, trading and distribution of energy. This is what we do, and we do it on a truly global scale. BP operates with business activities and customers in more than 80 countries across six continents. Every day, we serve millions of customers around the world. Through our two main operating segments, Upstream and Downstream, we find, develop and produce essential sources of energy, turning them into products that people need. We also buy and sell at each stage of the hydrocarbon value chain. In renewable energy, our activities are focused on biofuels and onshore wind.
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