Michael Hastings is KPMG’s Global Head of Citizenship and Diversity. He was previously the BBC’s first Head of Corporate Social Responsibility. Michael is a non-executive Director of British Telecom (on the Board for Responsible and Sustainable Business) and a Trustee of the Vodafone Group Foundation. He represents KPMG International on the Global Corporate Citizenship International Committee of the World Economic Forum and the World Business Council on Sustainable Development. In 2009 he became a Member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Council on Diversity and Talent. In January 2003, Michael was awarded a CBE in recognition of his services to crime reduction, including 15 years as Chairman of Crime Concern. He was formerly an adviser to Lord John Stevens QPM, the former London Metropolitan Police Commissioner and served on the Commission for Racial Equality.
In 2005, Michael was awarded the honour of an independent peerage to the House of Lords by Her Majesty The Queen and now Michael serves as a member of the Communications Select Committee. Again in 2005, he received the UNICEF award for his ‘outstanding contribution to understanding and effecting solutions for Africa’s children’.