Andrew Humberstone: Vice President and Managing Director, Nissan GB [photograph]
“I look forward to working with Julia and other members of the club to share best practice as we move forwards together to build more equitable and inclusive businesses.
It’s a no-brainer for our business to aim to reflect the diversity of our customer base, and we know our business will be the strongest possible meritocracy if we can attract brilliant employees from every background.”

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has been a priority at Nissan GB for some time, with measures taken over the last few years to create a workplace culture that allows everyone to engage fully and give their best. These have included flexible working, new progressive policies, the introduction of several inclusive employee networks, and changes to the office environment.

At Nissan’s Sunderland plant, the Nissan Skills Foundation – which has reached more than 60,000 children from primary and secondary schools to date – engages school-age children to consider careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). The foundation includes a programme specifically for teenage girls called GIMME (Girls in Monozukuri, Manufacturing and Engineering), offering presentation and engagement opportunities with women in the automotive industry.

While Nissan GB is proud that women already represent 30% of its senior leadership team, and over a third of the workforce as a whole, we are committed to the continuation of work in this area to ensure that it recruits from the widest possible talent pool, and that all employees benefit from exciting career opportunities, regardless of background or gender.