President & Chief Executive Officer
Anthony Watson is a leading British business and technology executive, and human and LGBT rights activist. In each of his organisations he has held leadership positions which allowed him to drive forwards LGBT+ inclusion. He has a highly public profile for both his business leadership AND LGBT global advocacy, charity and political work. He has been interviewed and profiled in many leading international publications and media outlets, including: FT, WSJ, The Economist, The Telegraph, Business Insider, London TalkRadio, The Guardian, The Times, The LA Times, The Mirror, Fox News, MSNB Europe, Sky News, Fortune, Time Magazine, Yahoo Finance, Wired, The Times, Tech Crunch and Forbes among many others. In October 2014 Anthony was placed Number 19 in Fortune Magazine’s 40 under 40, which lists the world’s most powerful C-level executives under 40; he was the only openly LGBT executive to feature. In February 2015, The Albert Kennedy Trust presented Anthony with the inaugural Paul Cottingham Award of “Diversity Champion & Campaigner Of The Year” for his services to the LGBT community and his campaigning for LGBT Youth Homelessness. In February 2016, he was appointed Chair of the British Labour Party’s Business and Enterprise Council and is a senior advisor to Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition’s Shadow Cabinet. Since 2013, Anthony has been a member of the Board of Directors, Chair of the Finance Committee and Treasurer of GLAAD the worlds largest LGBT media rights advocacy organization. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of DGS PLC, a Patron of Diversity Role Models, and until 2016 was the Chair & Head Judge of the European Diversity Awards.