RSM has announced the appointment of Sandra Myers-Edwards to the role of diversity and inclusion manager.
The role marks the accounting firm’s continued commitment to creating an inclusive talent pool which reflects the values of the organisation.
RSM currently operates a number of policies to promote diversity, inclusion and belonging and are members of independent programmes designed to help achieve best practice and inform the relationships with the people who enable its success.
Some of these policies include ensuring the firm’s commitment to making sure employees bring their “whole self” to work.
It is also a Disability Confident employer, with a commitment to promoting, shaping and celebrating better business performance for disabled people as well as being a member of the Race at Work Charter with Business in the Community and a Stonewall Champion.
Commenting on her appointment, Myers-Edwards, said: “I’m delighted to take on a role that sits at the very centre of RSM’s ambitions for the future. The last year in particular has shone a light on the importance of diversity, wellbeing and inclusion, and all employees of RSM have the untapped potential to contribute to these initiatives.
“The business benefits of attracting, recruiting and retaining a diverse talent pool shouldn’t be surprising. My role presents a great opportunity for me to enhance and move the firm along its journey by working alongside my colleagues across the business.”
She added: “This is a strategic approach by RSM, which will create a consistent approach to our existing efforts, and also serve to boost the significant work the firm has already done within the space.”
Hannah Catchpool, partner and national head of inclusion at RSM, said that the appointment was part of the group’s commitment to creating a culture in which diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity are “actively promoted”.
She said: “Sandra’s appointment will strengthen the efforts already underway and I look forward to working with her to develop our strategic D&I initiatives.”