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NextGen Talks – Season 2 Episode 2 | The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion

Our NextGen Talks podcast explores key themes and issues, such as the future of work, next generation leadership, sustainability, well-being and more, with special guests from various industries and sectors.

In this second episode of Season 2, we were delighted to speak to Paul Edwards, Head of Legal and Chair of the Pride Alliance network at FTSE 100 company British Land. In this podcast, Paul discusses his career to date, and how being an out gay man and first in his family to go to university has helped to shape his career. We also discuss the importance of meaningful diversity and inclusion initiatives within the workplace and what we, as future leaders, can do to support positive change.


About Paul Edwards
Paul Edwards is the Head of Legal at FTSE 100 company British Land. Previously a private practice lawyer with Hogan Lovells, Paul joined British Land in 2018, as a senior Legal Counsel before being becoming the Head of Legal in 2019. Paul is the Chair of British Land’s Pride Alliance and, as well as being an experienced lawyer, is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion within the workplace.

Podcast speakers: 
Chris Howes, Apprentice Solicitor, Mayer Brown
Paul Edwards, Head of Legal, British Land