‘There are lots of BAME candidates’: UK boardrooms fail to embrace diversity
FTSE recruiters are not looking hard enough, says Gate Ventures CEO Tevin Tobun
When Tevin Tobun launched his food distribution company, Gate Ventures, in 2001, he knew his leadership team had to be different.
As a young black man fresh out of London’s Middlesex University, he wanted the top team to reflect both his workforce and the customers they served. Today, Gate Ventures – which counts Iceland and Fortnum & Mason among its clients – is led by a six-person boardroom with three BAME directors, one of whom is female.