Rob leads the “EveryCloud Everyone” inclusion network – ensuring support from board level through strong internal communications, events and social media. In 2019 he enhanced EveryCloud’s Inclusion & Diversity Policy to commit to even greater active support for women and has championed increased flexible working including a flexible 4 day week and reversed work location – so home working became the accepted norm and office working the exception. He is one of only two men on Northern Power Women’s ‘Power Board’ and has been a speaker at various Northern Power Women events as well as a judge for the Northern Power Women Awards. Prior to joining EveryCloud Security, Rob’s work for gender inclusion at Vodafone across the North of England culminated in him receiving the Women In Sales Awards (Europe) ‘Male Mentor of the Year’ and Northern Power Women ‘Agent Of Change’ Award.
Having fundamentally changed the focus on gender inclusion at Vodafone across the North of England – culminating in receiving the Women In Sales Awards (Europe) ‘Male Mentor of the Year’ and Northern Power Women ‘Agent Of Change’ Award – Rob left Vodafone in October 2018 to join the board of EveryCloud Security. In his first month in the new role, Rob teamed up with EY and Northern Power Women to have EveryCloud engage in the Northern Power Futures programme, aimed at inspiring and engaging more women into tech careers. As part of EveryCloud’s 2019 recruitment plan, Rob spent International Women’s Week engaging with a number of women who had recently been made redundant in the North of England. In addition to recruiting female talent into EveryCloud, he was able to help coach other women to find new roles elsewhere that suited their talents and ambitions. He has championed flexible working initiatives and encouraged female colleagues to attend the Institute of Directors annual “Enterprising Women” conference. Beyond EveryCloud, Rob works closely with Northern Power Women, judging the 2019 and 2020 annual awards and working to encourage more senior male support. He has mentored and sponsored many women who have been made redundant this year, and speaks regularly on panels to promote gender inclusion, among many other similar effective activities.