October 19, 2021

Nick Mackenzie: “It just makes business sense to bring diverse people in”

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Nick Mackenzie is the CEO of the UK’s leading pub retailer and brewer Greene King. Prior to joining Greene King in 2019, Nick ran businesses across the world including spending 17 years with Merlin Entertainment. One of Nick’s top priorities when he joined the business was making it a more diverse and inclusive workplace, from the pub floor, through to top tier management. Nick explains how he’s made it his mission to create “more opportunities for more people” within the business, through a number of initiatives such as creating apprenticeships with The Prince’s Trust. In 2020, shortly after the Black Lives Matter movement peaked following the death of George Floyd, the company’s historic links to the slave trade were exposed. Nick says since then he’s been more motivated than ever to implement a solid diversity and inclusion strategy. He speaks passionately about continuing to educate himself to make sure the business reflects the communities it operates in.

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