Since 2013 the OUTstanding lists, presented by the FT, have celebrated LGBT executives and allies who are not only successful in their careers, but are also creating supportive workplaces for other LGBT people. The 2017 role models have all been nominated by peers and colleagues.
In addition to his work at Reed Smith, Daniel is founder and chair of the InterLaw Diversity Forum (now in its tenth year), which has more than 3,000 members and supporters from over 70 law firms and 45 corporates and financial institutions. Since its founding it has expanded its scope to encompass all strands of diversity and inclusion (including social mobility), with a particular focus on cultural change in the workplace and 'multiple identities'/intersectionality. It holds monthly meetings for its LGBT and BAME Networks, and is launching its mentoring programme, InterLawConnect, this November. The Apollo Project, also created by Daniel with the Financial Times and supported by General Electric, National Grid and others, holds an annual competition recognising best practice for inclusive workplace cultures, and provides these as a free resource for other organisations. Its Purple Reign art project celebrating LGBT+ and ally role models recently collaborated with JP Morgan and the City of London. Daniel additionally works as a D&I consultant and has advised many London organisations to help tailor their D&I programmes. Daniel is the British LGBT Awards Head Judge and a patron of the Albert Kennedy Trust.