Member, UK Disability Confident Business Leaders Group & Head of D&I for UK, Europe & Middle East
Paulette is Barclays Head of Diversity and Inclusion for UK, Europe and Middle East, joining the team as a D&I director in April 2016. She leads global D&I business engagement and the D&I strategy across the region with a focus on building a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment where all colleagues feel they belong and can grow their careers. She has led a broad range of D&I initiatives including the global roll-out of This is Me, Barclays campaign on disability, mental health and wellbeing, the power of diversity allies, and impact of working flexibly.
Previously, Paulette was Barclays’ Director of Global Programmes, responsible for the flagship community investment partnerships with INGO’s across 13 markets, focusing on financial inclusion, women’s economic empowerment and youth employability.
She joined Barclays in 2010, following 6 years as Deputy CEO of Windsor Leadership running leadership development programmes for senior leaders across society. Previously, she was Head of Communications at Save the Children, VSO and The Conservation Volunteers. She currently sits on the UK Government’s Disability Confident Business Leaders Group and co-chairs the This is Me steering Committee. She also sits on the board of the Business Disability Forum (where she is chair of the People Committee) and has also been a board member of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal, International Broadcasting Trust, The Conservation Volunteers and TreeAid.