Leader of Diversity & Inclusion Consulting, Mercer
Robert (Rob) Baker is the Leader of Diversity & Inclusion Consulting for Europe and the Pacific Region at Mercer, the leading global human resources consulting firm. Based in London, but part of a global team, he and his colleagues help organisations build the diverse and inclusive cultures, workplaces and workforces they need to meet the key business challenges of disruption, innovation and growth.
Rob has a passion for diversity and inclusion and is a member of the steering committees for Mercer’s Gender Parity Networks for the European Region. He is also a member of Mercer’s UK Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council.
Rob is Co-President of PWN Global, a major global women’s network. In this role he shares the leadership of the Global Board and works with global partners and local PWN City Networks to help drive gender balance.
Rob is a thought leader on engaging men to support gender equality: at work, at home and in all aspects of life. He has spoken at numerous conferences and has contributed to many publications and blogs on the importance of balanced leadership. Rob also speaks widely on talent trends, innovation and the future of work, including the importance of engaging all employees in the workplace and getting the best from the multi-generational workforce.
In recognition of his contribution to gender balance, Robert was awarded a prestigious Guys Who Get It – Honorable Guy Award in 2017 by The Institute for Women’s Leadership, based in California, USA.