Lord Hastings is KPMG’s Global Head Of Citizenship And Diversity. He was previously the BBC’s first Head Of Corporate Social Responsibility, a role he took on after leading the Corporation’s public affairs.

A non-executive Director of British Telecom and Trustee of the Vodafone Group, he also represents KPMG International on the Global Corporate Citizenship Committee of the World Economic Forum and is a board director of the Global Reporting Initiative.

As well as being Patron of the Taylor Bennett Foundation, he works with and supports Millennium Promise UK, UNICEF, the UK’s Council Of The Overseas Development Institute and the USA’s Centre For Global Development.

In 2003 he was awarded a CBE in recognition of his services to crime reduction, including fifteen years as Chairman of Crime Concern, and in 2005 he was awarded the honour of an independent peerage to the House Of Lords by Her Majesty The Queen.