Pavita is recognised as a leading talent and diversity expert. She has over 25 years’ senior executive experience in multi-sector global businesses including Shell, Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group. She is a regular speaker on women in business, increasing representation of ethnic minority leaders and the acceleration of diverse talent to the C-Suite and Boardroom.Pavita is the Deputy Chair of the 30 Percent Club. She is a Commissioner to the Board of the Equality & Human Rights Commission; the lead NED to an agency of the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office; a Trustee of the Chartered Management Institute and a Trustee of the Old Vic. Pavita was awarded Woman of the Year at the Asian Business Awards in 2017 and more recently presented with the President’s Medal by the British Academy of Management.