Lead Project Manager, National Grid
Rodney Williams is a Lead Project Manager for National Grid and responsible for a team of engineers that deliver a programme of construction projects.
From 2016 – 2019, Rodney lead ‘ONE’, National Grid’s multicultural employee resource group, whose ambition is to support the black, Asian and minority ethnic community at work. As Chair, Rodney relaunched the network, boosting membership by 95% and nurturing new programs such as the successful reverse mentoring scheme. Rodney also co-founded the ‘Development Programme for Diverse Leaders,’ a company-first course designed to accelerate and support BAME employees to positions of management.
Rodney was ranked number 2 in the EMpower and Yahoo Finance Top 100 Ethnic Minority Future Leader Role Models list 2020. His other key achievements include winning the National Grid Chairman’s Award for his efforts undertaken with the ‘ONE’ ERG and being selected to meet HRH Prince Charles. He has also been interviewed by ITV’s ‘Tonight’ program for his contributions to inclusion and diversity within business.
Rodney is an experienced speaker on inclusion in the workplace, having spoken at several INvolve events, Gastech conferences in Texas and Barcelona, and Business in the Community events. Outside of work, Rodney is a trustee for City Year UK, a youth social action charity, and an active member of UNISON.