David Hynam, Bupa UK CEO has been honoured as one of the top 10 Global leaders in the LGBT+ Executives List presented by the Financial Times. The list is released by OUTstanding, the LGBT organisation for global businesses. Bupa UK is named amongst companies including Qantas, JP Morgan Chase and Lloyd's of London. This highlights Bupa UK as one of the leading companies for diversity and inclusion around the world.
David Hynam, Bupa UK CEO said: “It’s a huge honour to be recognised amongst these global leaders, at Bupa we focus on promoting a positive working environment and a diverse and inclusive culture.
Our people are vital to our success. Through our values we celebrate diversity, embracing all talents and backgrounds.”
Bupa UK also has a colleague group called DiverCity, which helps raise awareness of diversity and inclusion, from LGBT through to disability.
The full 2017 Leading LGBT+ Executives, presented by the Financial Times is online here www.out-standing.org/nominations/2017-role-models/2017-leading-100-lgbt-executives/
How the lists were compiled
All of the 2017 Leading role models were nominated by peers and colleagues. Nominations were then reviewed by OUTstanding’s judging panel, consisting of: Lord Browne, Executive Chairman, L1 Energy, and former CEO, BP; Dawn Airey, CEO, Getty Images; Ashok Vaswani, CEO, Barclays UK; Harriet Green, General Manager of Watson Internet of Things, Commerce and Education IBM; Vicki Culpin, Faculty member, Ashridge Executive Education; Suki Sandhu, Founder & CEO, OUTstanding; and Josh Spero, Deputy Editor of Special Reports, Financial Times. Each person was scored on the seniority and influence of their role, their impact on LGBT+ inclusion inside and outside the workplace and their business achievements. Everyone included in the list has given their explicit permission to be included.
To be considered for a place on the list, role models had to be visibly out or a vocal ally, actively working to create an environment where LGBT+ people can bring their authentic selves to work. Nominees needed to be working towards this goal over and above their day job, which made it hard for the judges to consider diversity and inclusion professionals, however deserving. To be classed as a Future Leader, nominees had to be high performing and high potential individuals at various levels in their careers. In recognition of their more junior roles, a stronger emphasis was placed on their work towards LGBT+ inclusion rather than their seniority.
LGBT+ Public Sector Executives were in the unique position of being judged by the honourees from the 2016 OUTstanding Hall of Fame. These individuals work in non-LGBT+ focused organisations, and advocate for diversity and inclusion as visibly out leaders, both in and out of the workplace. As with the other executive categories, their seniority and influence was taken into consideration.
OUTstanding is an LGBT+ membership organisation for global businesses. It provides professional, peer‐to-peer connections for its members and helps businesses create diverse and inclusive work environments. To catalyse change, OUTstanding focuses on driving cultural change through authentic leadership. Corporate members include BP, Barclays, EY, American Express and Facebook. www.out-standing.org