Robert Baker

Partner, Potentia Consulting

Rob Baker MercerRob helps organisations improve performance through coaching their CEO’s and top team. He supports senior leaders in building inclusive cultures and realising the potential of a fully diverse talent pool. This enables them to meet the key business challenges of disruption, innovation and growth. Rob spent over forty years at Mercer, the global HR consulting firm in a variety of senior roles: latterly as Head of Diversity & Inclusion Consulting for the International Region. He now runs his own consulting firm, focusing on developing talent potential. As a Chartered Companion to the Chartered Management Institute in the UK, Rob is one of a select group of the best leaders in the UK and beyond. He has been a member of their Steering Group developing their perspective on Leadership and Management through the Covid Crisis. Rob has for many years had a deep involvement in getting men engaged in gender equality. He has run a number of highly rated workshops for multinational companies on helping to get their male leaders engaged in gender balance. He is past Co-President of PWN Global, a major global women’s network, where he spent seven years on the Board. He is a Trustee of One Loud Voice for Women and an Advisory Board Member of the Sister Sister Global Network. Rob is also a Non-Executive Director of Spktral, pay gap specialists and Investor Director of TalUpp, the leading experiential AI driven talent development platform. Rob has partnered with a number of organisations focussed on accelerating gender equality, including the Financial Alliance for Women for whom he facilitated and led their Working Group sessions on “Becoming the Employer of Choice for Women”. Rob has also developed the “Signature Series” of Webinars for PWN London which are designed to help their members develop their leadership potential. His most recent role is as “Disruptor in Residence” in Diversity & Inclusion for the Global MBA Programme at EDHEC Business School in France.