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Michael Hastings, Lord Hastings of Scarisbrick, Global Head of Citizenship and Diversity, KPMG

September 18, 2012

Michael Hastings
Michael Hastings is KPMG’s Global Head of Citizenship. He was previously the BBC’s first Head of Corporate Social Responsibility. Michael is a non-executive Director of British Telecom and a Trustee of the Vodafone Group Foundation. He represents KPMG International on the Global Corporate Citizenship Committee of the World Economic Forum and is a Board Director of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). In 2009 he became a Member of the WEF’S Economic Forum’s Global Council on Diversity and Talent, in 2010 served on the ‘Global Agenda Council on the Next Generation’ and in 2011 became a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Role of Business 2011. In 2012 he accepted the invitation to become Vice Chairman of the WEF Agenda Council – the Future of Civil Society.

Michael is Chairman of Millennium Promise UK and a member of the global Millennium Promise Board. He also represents KPMG on BiTC's International Leadership Board (Business in the Community ).

In 2010 he was a leading advisor to the Chatham House enquiry into the Future Role of the UK in Foreign Affairs. Michael sits on the Council of the Overseas Development Institute in the UK and the Centre for Global Development in the USA. In 2011 he became a Vice President of UNICEF.

In January 2003, Michael was awarded a CBE for his services to crime reduction, including 15 years as Chairman of Crime Concern.He served on the Commission for Racial Equality for nine years as a Commissioner. He is listed as one of the 100 most influential black people in Britain.

In 2005, Michael was awarded the honour of an independent peerage to the House of Lords. In the same year he also received the UNICEF award from the then UK Chancellor for his ‘outstanding contribution to understanding and effecting solutions for Africa’s children’. Michael is President of ZANE - a development aid agency focussed on Zimbabwe.

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