Robert Ingham, Chair of Shell LGBT Network, UK
The Shell LGBT Network was established to help lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender colleagues have the confidence to be themselves and reach their full potential within a wholly supportive work environment.
Robert Ingham has been Chair of the network since February 2016 and was Vice Chair before that. He joined the committee initially “to gain a greater understanding of what it would entail,” but it wasn’t long before he became a fully-fledged member as Events Officer.
“I have gained a huge amount from being the Chair – not only is it a great learning curve, it’s also helping develop my leadership skills. Plus, it’s wonderful to watch a Network evolve and knowing you are part of that,” says Rob.
“I’m very proud of what we have achieved and know there is so much more to do. With events over the past year, it is clear these networks are essential to help build people’s awareness and knowledge of what it means to be LGBT.”
The remit of the LGBT network in Shell isn’t just limited to within the organization: the network is also a founding member of InterEnergy, a group who provides networking and learning opportunities to LGBT professionals across the UK.
The range of networks at Shell captures our global commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive working culture in which every one of our people can achieve the career they deserve and enable the company to achieve outstanding business results.
To find out how you can be a part of Shell’s diverse and inclusive workforce, visit www.shell.com/careers.