Gareth Whalley

Gareth has spent over 20 years in generalist and specialist HR leadership roles in several UK and multinational organizations, including Procter & Gamble, IBM, The Coca-Cola Company, and Levi Strauss & Co. Over the past five years Gareth has focused his efforts on driving meaningful culture change in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, first leading the global inclusion practice at Coca-Cola and most recently serving as the Head of DE&I for Europe at Levi Strauss & Co.

Gareth describes himself as a human being with passions for language and beautiful design, and a personal purpose to make work life better for as many people as he can. He’s principled and values-driven, a strong relationship builder, a safe space, a wellbeing advocate, and is determined to help people not take everything so seriously. He is based in the Northeast of England and has two lurchers, Heidi and Ludo.