Simon is the Chief Executive Officer at Sainsbury’s. He has made gender equality an essential element in creating a truly inclusive culture with targets set for increasing diversity at a senior level. He has implemented positive initiatives for gender equality which work across recruitment, retention and promotion. These initiatives include; gender balanced shortlists for senior positions, senior leadership mentoring and sponsorship, the creation of diverse talent pipelines, featuring visible role models in communications and raising awareness around the opportunities for flexible and agile working. As a voice for the industry, Simon recently featured in the Diversity in Grocery report highlighting the importance of diversity, inclusive leadership and the challenges within inclusion that the industry faces.