The global list honours leaders who are driving the charge for inclusion in the workplace.
Carter has been handed the accolade for his work in driving News UK’s diversity and inclusion (D&I) agenda, and his work with partners to inspire a younger generation of talent from underrepresented backgrounds.
He instigated the creation of the News UK diversity board in 2018 and sponsored the creation of a grassroots ‘Cultural diversity network’ at News UK. As chair of the diversity board, he led the team which created and is delivering a comprehensive D&I strategy for News UK, which is creating a pathway to 50:50:20 male/female/ethnic minority representation across the business.
In 2021, News UK is recruiting up to 100 kickstart interns, and 45 apprentices, has developed leadership programmes for people from diverse backgrounds and has introduced diversity experts across its brands.
Carter has also played a key role in establishing partnership relationships with a range of D&I organisations including BCOMS, Beloved, Brixton Finishing School, and works with the creative equals accelerate advisory board, supporting 30 diverse young people to step into leadership roles across the media industry. He has also been a vocal advocate for diversity and inclusion across the media and marketing industry – both hosting and speaking at a range of industry events, arguing the case that diversity is a clear business benefit.
Carter, group chief commercial officer at News UK said: “It’s an honour to be recognised among so many inspiring people who are driving the charge for inclusion. And it also honours so many people across News UK who have been part of building and driving our D&I agenda. It’s a crucial part of our industry’s future and something I’m passionate about pushing forward.”
Founder & CEO of INvolve, Suki Sandhu OBE, added: “I’m thrilled to be celebrating another incredible group of Ethnic Minority and Advocate Role Models who are championing inclusion and inspiring the next generation of talent. Discrimination and barriers to success are still prevalent for ethnic minority groups and Role Models are essential to change perceptions and show everyone that you can be successful in business while also being your authentic self at work.”