Matthew’s passion for Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) has led to the launch of the Women’s Network at Standard Chartered Global Business Services (GBS). He has personally mentored talented female leaders in 2017 as part of the organisation’s Women Mentorship Initiative. Through his leadership, GBS has witnessed effective roll-outs of Group-level policies that significantly improve gender balance and maximise the potential and retention of female employees. This included flexible working hours, prolonged maternity leave, Return-to-Work programme amongst others. Matthew sits on the Standard Chartered Global Diversity & Inclusion Council and is also the chairperson of the D&I Council for the Bank’s Information, Technology and Operations function. He is now spearheading the Unconscious Biasness Training Programme in GBS, making GBS the first area of the Bank to pilot this programme.