“As an engineering company which is driven by innovation,” said Leonardo MD Norman Bone (right), “we understand the importance of a diverse workforce. An environment in which a range of viewpoints and backgrounds are valued encourages the creativity and problem solving which underpin our business. To become more diverse, we are consciously reinforcing an inclusive work environment which embraces diverse talent. Forming links with organisations such as AFBE-UK will support this goal.”
Dr Ollie Folayan (left) co-founded AFBE-UK and chairs its Scottish arm. He said: “This is our first partnership in this field, and we are delighted to be partnering with such a company. Leonardo has clear objectives to make their company an inclusive and fairer workplace for all. The challenges we face as an industry require innovative solutions and out-of-the-box thinking and diversity gives rise to that type of environment.”
Supporting the development of the partnership between the Leonardo and AFBE-UK has been Folayo Osekita (Right), who leads a communications technology development team for the Tempest combat aircraft programme.