08:30 - 10:30

6th Floor 10 Bloomsbury Way, LONDON, United Kingdom, WC1A 2SL Map and directions

The Food and Drink Federation’s Inclusion and Diversity Network will be meeting for the first time as we continue our efforts to make food and drink manufacturing a more diverse and inclusive sector.

Off the back of the publication of the Inclusion and Diversity in Food and Drink report and July roundtable event, inclusion and diversity personnel from the sector will meet at FDF’s London office to share experiences and best practice on what is an increasingly important policy area for all businesses.

We are delighted to be joined by special guest speakers - Christopher Hayden-Hayes, HR Director at Kellogg’s and Thomas Harrison, Partnership Manager at British Standards Institution (BSI).


08:30 - 09:00: Arrivals and registration

09:00 - 09:05: Welcome address, Ian Wright CBE, Chief Executive, Food and Drink Federation (FDF)

09:05 - 09:10: Sponsor address, Thomas Harrison, Partnership Engagement Manager, BSI

09:10 - 09:20: Keynote,Christopher Hayden-Hayes, HR Director UK&I, Kellogg

09:20 - 09:45: Christopher Hayden-Hayes in Conversation with Jayne Almond, Director of Policy and Corporate Affairs, FDF and Q&A

09:45 - 10:30: Networking opportunity

10:30: Event finishes 

Speaker profiles:

Christopher Hayden-Hayes, HR Director at Kellogg

Having worked in HR for over 10 years, Christopher is now responsible for developing the people strategy for Kellogg’s British and Irish markets and overseeing the execution of people plans for the broader colleague base at their UK head office. As well as creating high performing teams and driving meaningful colleague engagement, Christopher is also passionate about equity, diversity and inclusion, creating workplace environments where everyone can bring their whole self to work, and ensuring organisations and brands don’t just recognise the commercial benefits of diversity and inclusion, but advocate for broader cultural and societal change.

Thomas Harrison, Partnership Manager at British Standards Institution (BSI)

Thomas has been working with standards for nearly a decade and specialises in raising awareness of and sharing the newest and latest developments in national and international best practice for the British Standards Institution (BSI). BSI is a not for profit distributing, Royal Charted organisation with a purpose for creating a safer and healthier workplace to attract talent, drive trust and foster a corporate culture that skilfully balances the needs of your people, purpose and profit.


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