Associate Director, Investment Advisory & Co-Chair, REACH Network
Rim is an Associate Director within Investment Advisory at CBRE. With more than eight years’ experience across various sectors, she currently specialises in the residential sector, namely affordable housing delivery. During her time at CBRE, Rim has advised public and private sector clients on delivering solutions which have ESG at the core of their strategy.
SVP Executive Head of D&I (EMEA, APAC)
Bank of America
Vahideh is an experienced People Programme Manager facing off to Global Heads of HR. She effectively delivers HR solutions with an enthusiastic and positive work style in support of organisational goals.
She has worked in partnership with senior management to translate the broader people strategy to a tailored HR plan for RBS Technology Services –
Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Culture Adviser
Greater London Authority
Verity is the Equalities, Diversity, Inclusion and Culture Adviser at the Greater London Authority. Verity joined the GLA in 2021 and is responsible for embedding the GLA’s new Workforce EDI Strategy ‘We Belong Here’ across the organisation. Verity is also responsible for supporting and advising all 8 of the GLA’s Staff Networks – including supporting Networks to establish their strategic aims,
Mark Baker has decades of experience connecting business communities to accelerate change.
Mark founded Sircula Ltd to enable B2B communities to connect, learn and grow. In June 2018 Mark launched d&i Leaders to bring together global diversity, inclusion and HR related professionals. Since then, Mark and the team have established an annual programme of strategic summits and conferences,
Director, Head of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity
Jenny leads the development and execution of KPMG in the UK’s Inclusion, Diversity and Equity strategy. Jenny is the Chair of the Living Wage Advisory Council, a Board Trustee of East London Business Alliance, an Access Accountancy Patron Group Member and a City of London Corporation Socio-Economic Diversity Taskforce Working Group Member.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Lead
dentsu UK & Ireland
Nicole is the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion lead for dentsu in the UK & Ireland and has worked for dentsu for the past 2 years. She has more than 10 years of experience in the field of DEI across various sectors and prior to that has worked across graduate recruitment and development, leadership as well as organisational development.
VP, Client Managing Director & Executive Sponsor, European Pride LGBT+ Network
Christian leads Fujitsu’s Tax and International Customs business in the UK and sits on the UK leadership team. Christian is the proud and active executive sponsor of Fujitsu’s European Pride LGBT+ network.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Responsible Business Manager
James drives DE&I practice across CBRE UK Advisory. James has arrived in the commercial property after a 10 year career in culture, sport and mental health. James has worked closely with different types of communities to platform their voices and mediate the relationships between ‘institutions’ and those marginalised by them. Taking a coaching and mediation approach James has delivered on a range of policy changes based on the listening to what our communities tell us.
HR Consultancy Project Co-ordinator, Diverse-Ability Network Co-Chair
Sam is a Project Co-Ordinator for the Wellbeing Benefits Team at Centrica.
Also Co-Chair of Centrica’s Diverse-ability network, Sam is driven by personal experience of disability and a desire to improve situations for others, by working with the business to educate, increase awareness and influence change. She openly discusses her own conditions to normalise talking about disability and challenge people’s perceptions of disability.
Diversity & Inclusion Project Manager
Dannielle leads the development and execution of Network Rails ‘Gender Matters’ project as part of the Network Rail Diversity and Inclusion strategy – ‘Everyone Matters’.
Dannielle’s work spans the rail industry and she works closely with the Rail Delivery Group, Rail Unites for Inclusion and Women in Rail to help create an inclusive culture across the Railway.
Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion EMEA
Sarah focuses on creating an inclusive culture that works for everyone and prioritises employee listening to ensure that programs meet the needs of Macquarie’s people. She takes an intersectional approach to creating equity, ensuring that programs and policies are designed with everyone in mind. During her tenure, Macquarie became the #1 employer on the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index,
Head of Change & Transformation, Diverse-Ability Network Co-Chair
Imogen is Head of Change and Transformation at Centrica, responsible for delivering Projects and Programmes for HR, Procurement and Services and Solutions areas of Centrica’s business. Imogen has a background in information security and IT, having worked on the Smart Meter rollout for British Gas as well as leading Digital and Data project teams.
Passionate about Diversity and Inclusion,
Project Manager & Co-chair, Ability Matters Network
Ann-Marie is an IT professional with sixteen years Project Management experience at Fujitsu. She is a co-chair of the Ability Matters network and has a passion to shape and implement the strategy and delivery activities, to ensure that a supportive and inclusive environment is created for colleagues with visible and invisible disabilities and health conditions.
Senior Manager - Regulatory Risk & Co-chair, Neurodiversity Employee Network
Hannah joined Macquarie in March 2018 to focus on Regulatory Risk as part of the Compliance team in EMEA team. She is currently aligned to Macquarie Asset Management and is also a global SME on ESG regulatory matters, leading on change identification and interpretation along with related advisory on licensing.
Hannah recently spent a year as Co-Chair of Macquarie EMEA’s newest employee network group,
Founder and Consultant
The Power of Staff Networks
Cherron is a former civil servant and has undertaken leadership roles in various policy and strategic positions across Whitehall, including working with Ministers and Permanent Secretaries.
In 2012, Cherron took a leap of faith and left the Civil Service to follow her passion; staff networks. After publishing her book: The Incredible Power of Staff Networks,
Operations Project Manager & Co-chair, Inspire Network
Dom is head of the PMO for railway operations in Network Rail’s Central route, responsible for teams managing key projects, operational strategy and seasonal delivery. In 2017, he became involved in the company’s gender equality network, Inspire, as part of their allies programme, eventually stepping up to become co-chair in 2020. He is a passionate advocate for D&I,
Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion Consultant
Bank of America
Ngoc-Vu (Vu) Nguyen serves as Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion Consultant for Bank of America’s Global Diversity & Inclusion Organization. In this role, Vu works with key business partners across the organization to lead and support various process designs, program management, data analytics, and strategic initiatives for the bank’s 11 Enterprise Employee Networks, which includes over 230,000+ memberships,
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager
Siemens UK & Ireland
Harriet is Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager for Siemens UK & Ireland and has worked for Siemens for 17 years. Harriet has a Masters degree in Engineering from Durham University and in Siemens has worked across Talent Management, Talent Acquisition and Organisational Effectiveness. Harriet leads the Siemens UK&I approach to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, working through a network of champions and in collaboration with business leaders,
Shamini has worked in the insurance industry since graduating from University and is passionate about increasing representation across all levels at Aviva. She has played a crucial role in the multicultural and gender networks across Canada, Ireland and the UK, and now plays a key role in advancing the business on its data journey and bringing the business together to work more collaboratively across DEI initiatives.
Social Impact Lead & Wellbeing Committee Co-chair
dentsu UK & Ireland
Scott (he/they) has been recognised as a Top 10 Diversity Hero at the British LGBT+ Awards, as Game-Changing Talent, featured in Attitude Magazine and Highly Commended on the IPA iList for ‘inspirational inclusivity leadership’. Scott leads dentsu’s Sustainability strategy for the UK&I. Scott co-founded the Wellbeing Committee, is on the Steering Committee of LGBTQ+ Network,
Senior Legal Counsel, Digital Industries & Founder EMPOWER ERG
Siemens UK & Ireland
Rav joined Siemens in Canada in 2011, and has since then worked as Senior Legal Counsel with Siemens AG in Erlangen, and most currently with Siemens plc in the United Kingdom. Rav has a Masters of Law in IP and Tech Law. Over her 11 years with Siemens (globally), Rav held roles of increasing responsibility including developing legal and contracts training for the business,
Team Leader London Plan Team (acting) , Co-chair, LGBTQ+ Network
Greater London Authority
Mikyla joined the Greater London Authority’s (GLA) London Plan team in 2019 and leads on housing and social infrastructure policy. She identifies as a queer woman and in summer 2022 took on a co-chair role of the GLA’s LGBTQ+ Network – which aims to supports LGBTQ+ GLA staff and champions LGBTQ+ equality issues – which she greatly enjoys.
Associate Director of Inclusion
Barts Health NHS Trust
Bernadette is the Associate Director of Inclusion for NHS Barts Health. Prior to this role, she many Government departments and agencies, including, Ministry of Justice, Home Office, HM Treasury, Legal Aid Agency, Cabinet Office and Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.
She is a strategic and progressive HR professional with depth of knowledge,
Group Head of Diversity & Inclusion
Devi is the Group Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Centrica, and is responsible in co-creating and building the D&I strategy and embedding D&I initiatives for the development and delivery of the group diversity & inclusion roadmap.
Devi was previously Head of Diversity & Inclusion for Women in Hospitality & Travel-Tech, now RaizUp and supported partners across travel-tech sectors and was proud to have delivered global and regional I&D programmes.