Ivan Menezes champions diversity in the workplace

One year into his Chairmanship of Movement to Work, Ivan Menezes, Diageo’s Chief Executive, speaks at the CBI’s Inclusive Workplace conference to draw attention to the need for greater diversity and to highlight why helping young people makes sense for businesses.


Diageo’s Chief Executive and Chairman of Movement to Work, Ivan Menezes, has this week joined forces with the Confederation for British Industry (CBI) to champion diversity within the workplace.

Speaking at the CBI’s ‘Boosting Growth through Inclusive Workplaces: Business Insight conference’ in London, Ivan joined a panel of speakers to discuss the importance of a diverse workforce, how companies can create an inclusive working environment while calling on more employers to become ambassadors for change.

At Diageo we view diversity as one of the key enablers that helps our business to grow. Our values, purpose and standards set the conditions for us to respect the unique contribution each person brings.

Ivan among panel at CBI conference

“Diversity is a critical business imperative for growth. No business can succeed without the skills, talents and capabilities of its people. Simply put, people are the main ingredient for business success.”

Ivan Menezes
Ivan Menezes

Diageo Chief Executive and Chairman of Movement to Work

May marks one year since Ivan took up the Chairmanship of Movement to Work. To celebrate this anniversary he featured on the CBI’s Business Voice blog, reflecting on why helping young people is the right thing for businesses to do. You can view the article in full here.

Movement to Work is a collaboration of some of the UK’s biggest employers, aiming to tackle youth unemployment through the provision of high-quality work experience placements to young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET). This aim is aligned to Diageo’s skills agenda, through our Learning for Life programme and apprenticeship programme in Scotland.

For more details on the Movement, visit www.movementtowork.com