Globally recognized, diversity and inclusion expert Stephen Frost helps organizations understand, lead and deliver inclusion systemically, adding measurable value to their bottom line. Stephen worked in-house at KPMG as Head of Diversity and Inclusion from 2014-2015. From 2007-2012 Stephen designed, led and implemented the inclusion programs for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games as Head of Diversity and Inclusion for the London Organizing Committee (LOCOG). In this role, he was responsible for 22 programs across a 200,000 person workforce, £1.1 billion procurement spend, and 57 delivery functions. The LOCOG Business Charter set new standards in supplier diversity and LOCOG became the first organization in the UK to achieve the Diversity Works for London Gold Standard and Advanced Level of the Equality Standard for Sport.
From 2004-2007 Stephen established and led the workplace team at Stonewall, Europe’s largest LGBT equality organization; establishing and growing the Diversity Champions program to over 300 members, launching the UK’s first lesbian and gay recruitment guide, establishing the LGBT Leadership Program and developing the Workplace Equality Index, which has become a standard across many leading UK and global employers.
He was a Hertford College Scholar at Oxford and a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard. He was elected recipient of the 2010 Peter Robertson Award for Equality and Diversity Champions and in 2014 he was named one of the top 100 influential LGBT people in the UK. And, is a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
He teaches Inclusive Leadership at Harvard University Business School in the US, Singapore Management University, and Sciences Po in France. Stephen has served as an expert advisor to the British Government, The White House, and KPMG’s Diversity and Inclusion Program.
Stephen is the author of The Inclusion Imperative: How Real Inclusion Creates Better Business and Builds Better Societies (Kogan Page, 2014), Inclusive Talent Management: How Business Can Thrive in an Age of Diversity (Kogan Page, 2016), and Building an Inclusive Organization: Leveraging the Power of Your Diverse Workforce (Kogan Page, 2019).