We’re proud to announce that our managing partner Richard Robinson has been recognised in the FT and HERoes 30 Male Champions of Women in Business List – a new ranking of male and female executives who have effected the greatest change in women’s careers.

Richard joins an impressive line-up including Vodafone CEO, Vittorio Colao, Unilever CEO, Paul Polman, Andrew Bester, Group director and chief executive, commercial banking.

Our CEO Suki Thompson commented: “Richard’s consummate professionalism has always been grounded in a strong belief that equality has the power to transform. It’s good for society, and, good for business. Richard is actively helping our industry reflect the real cultural mix of people we engage with. We’re incredibly proud of him.”

“This is great recognition of our commitment to supporting women in business – a powerful driver of business transformation”, she added. As part of a series of initiatives on this front, Oystercatchers has recently launched “Learning To Fly”, an online series of inspiring, helpful and important training modules, designed especially for women who want to turn their business ideas into a reality.

Nominations were reviewed by the Financial Times and the HERoes judging panel consisting of Ariel Investments president MellodyHobson; Aviva Group CEO Mark Wilson; Cheuk Nang Holdings Ltd vice chairman Gigi Chao; Legal & General Investment Mangement, Helen Morrissey, head of personal investing; OUTstanding Founder & CEO Suki Sandhu, and,Carola Hoyos former editor of the Financial Times executive appointments section.

Richard said: “It’s my belief that everyone has a responsibility to inspire and enable people to succeed. I’ve always worked for inspirational, dynamic female leaders committed to bringing quality into business.

Founder of HERoes, Suki Sandhu: “While there are a number of role model lists celebrating successful women, the FT and HERoes Champions of Women in Business Lists are different. They recognise those individuals who are using their personal success as a springboard for others, working to address the lack of gender diversity at all levels in business.”

This recognition follows Management Today and The Women’s Business Council naming Richard Robinson as one of 30 UK male agents of change – tackling inequality in the workplace – earlier this year.