David Holmes

Director of retail operations, Sky
A firm believer in the benefits of an inclusive workplace, Holmes is a male ally for the Women at Sky network and a champion of the power of blended teams to make better and more sustainable business decisions. He challenges recruitment practices to encourage more female talent into the business and leads Sky’s diversity agenda by example: there is an equal male/female split in his leadership roles and the team is, says one female member, completely devoid of patriarchy.

She Says: "David is an intuitive leader who is always checking to see what I need development-wise. The opportunity he gave me is something I didn’t think I had the skills for; he saw something in me that I hadn’t seen in myself." Jennifer Beard, regional manager, Sky