Dean is a strong advocate for inclusion and oversees an organization which has a 50/50 gender balance across the entire workforce, as well as within the leadership team. Dean has driven D&I initiatives including unconscious bias training for employees, gender balance leadership and mentoring programmes and sponsorship initiatives for women , all of which improved employee engagement, retention and employee satisfaction rates. Dean believes that for diversity to be sustainable, first you must have inclusion. From a background in sport he understands that all high performing teams have inclusion as a pillar of their culture, where members can be the very best version of themselves. Dean regularly sits on panels and promotes ICIS’ ERG groups and is currently working with others to set up a D&I forum for the Energy and Chemical industry.