Senior Manager, ED&I, Liverpool FC
Rishi joined Liverpool Football Club as Senior Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager in June 2021, and is responsible for managing equality, diversity and inclusion internally and externally across the organisation; aiming to ensure that the club leads the way on and off the pitch.
Having worked in ED+I for over 15 years, he has an expert understanding of successfully integrating equality, diversity and inclusion into businesses and ensuring positive change. Rishi is responsible for the Liverpool FC’s ‘Red Together’ strategy that encompasses the clubs plans across all areas of business operations and ensuring that this is embedded throughout. Rishi is a driving force for change and successfully works with colleagues and business leaders to ensure progress.
In 2020, Rishi was named on the Global Diversity List as a Top 20 Diversity Professional. His previous work led to wide-ranging recognition at the European Diversity Awards 2019, North West Football Awards 2019 and Inclusive Companies Awards 2019 – in addition to being awarded the Premier League Equality Standard Advanced Level in the same year.
Prior to joining Liverpool Football Club, Rishi has held roles at Manchester United, Kick It Out and The FA’s Inclusion Advisory Board, where he has worked throughout his career to champion equality, diversity and inclusion and the power of football to make a positive impact across society.