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,
Head of Inclusion & Diversity
British Transport Police
Barry is the Head of Inclusion & Diversity for British Transport Police (BTP); joining the service in January 2007. As Head of Inclusion & Diversity his role is to lead the equality, diversity and inclusion agenda for BTP throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Barry has campaigned tirelessly for better diversity and inclusion practices in policing and was honoured to be presented with a Highly Commended ‘Julie Barnes Frank Award for Excellence in LGBT Policing’ and to be announced as the winner of the Inclusive Companies Awards ‘Diversity Champion Award’ for the Public Sector in 2018.
Luke is a partner in the Employment team at Burges Salmon and has over 15 years’ experience of advising major employers in the public and private sectors on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law related matters. Recent work includes advising on a number of large scale restructuring projects across multiple sites and jurisdictions,
HR Senior Diversity and Inclusion Lead
Metropolitan Police Service
Rachel is a senior leader, coach and mentor with a successful track record of combining a passion for people development with delivering innovative initiatives and tangible results in HR, corporate and financial services.
Nominated as HR Champion at 2019’s European Diversity Awards, Rachel is HR Senior Diversity & Inclusion Lead at the Metropolitan Police Service where she has delivered initiatives with impact.
Global Inclusion Leader
Emma is a Partner of the professional services firm Deloitte, where she is Global Inclusion Leader. Prior to her appointment to her current role, Emma was the Managing Partner for Talent for Deloitte UK (a role she held for 6 years) and Deloitte NWE, sitting on the Executive Committees for both.
People Director, S&P Global Market Intelligence and Director
Emma has over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources having worked for global financial services organisations. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and recently became the People Director at S&P Global Market Intelligence, having moved from Aviva where she also held the position of People Director.
Emma is an openly trans woman,
Senior Diversity & Inclusion Business Partner
Jen has over 20 years’ experience of advising, training both internally and externally in acas. She has advised on a wide range of employment matters and specialises in diversity and inclusion matters. Jen has worked with both public and private sector organisations to introduce policy, behavioural and strategy change.
As a Diversity &
Ali joined Equally Ours from Citizens Advice as Chief Executive. She has thirty years of leadership experience from organisations like Oxfam and Stonewall. She has fought homophobia, pioneered new ways to support domestic violence survivors, and championed disability rights in war-torn Bosnia.
Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
High Speed Two (HS2)
Mark has delivered numerous diversity and inclusion projects in the UK and internationally for organisations across a wide variety of sectors, including The Financial Reporting Council, Lloyds Market Association, Inclusive Recruitment review, Bermuda Hospital Board, Groupama Insurance, The BBC, Sheffield University, NHS Clinical Commissioning Group Boards, Highways England, ITV, DR TV Denmark, Lloyds Market Association &
Jane is a partner in the pre-eminent employment and HRLaw team at Fox Williams and is considered one of the sector’s top experts in representing both senior executives and employers. She is immensely experienced and has advised clients in many different sectors including technology, financial services, insurance and professional services; she advises a number of companies and partnerships in these sectors on a wide variety of HR issues.
Aileen McColgan QC is a barrister in practice at 11KBW where she specialises in employment and public law with a special interest in discrimination/ equality law. She was Professor of Human Rights at King’s College London before qualifying as a barrister and is the author of many books and articles, many of them dealing with discrimination and equality.
Chambers & Partners Minority Lawyer of the Year 2019 and Partner, Employment
Capsticks Solicitors LLP
Paul is a Partner in the employment department at Capsticks and has over 20 years’ experience advising clients in the public sector on all aspects of employment law. His particular specialisms include: advising on complex discrimination and whistleblowing claims and on all aspects of industrial relations law Paul regularly comments on equality law issues in the national,
Employment Law Specialist
Darren has been an employment lawyer in a variety of roles for almost 30 years. He has worked extensively for IDS and LexisNexis and is the former Head of Employment Law and Social Affairs for the Chemical Industries Association. He is now a consultant editor for XpertHR and runs his own training and consultancy business providing training,
Executive Director, Scotland and Corporate Delivery
Equality & Human Rights Commission
Alastair has over 30 years’ experience of working across the public sector on equality and human rights. This includes roles working in the NHS in Scotland and the Scottish Government.
As Executive Director for Scotland & Corporate Delivery, Alastair leads one of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s three networks. This includes Legal and Compliance functions across GB as well as the Scotland office,
Vice-chair Law Society, LGBT Lawyers Division, Founder & CEO
Rachel is an experienced and engaging (and often humorous) facilitator and consultant who specialises in helping companies create a trans and non-binary inclusive workplace.
She supports organisations through a number of ways, from coaching senior level decision makers, to delivering general training sessions, to supporting HR teams. She can adapt her material to suit the needs of any organisation.
Hodge Jones and Allen Solicitors
She has over 13 years’ experience as an employment solicitor. Her specialism is in complex and high value, multi issue discrimination claims. Including claims for race and religious discrimination.
She is recognised for her expertise in the independent legal directory, Legal 500.
Homa acts for both employees and employers. Her employee clients range from company directors to junior employees.
Partner, Co-Head of Employment
Alison is the co-head of CMS’ UK Employment team, with over 15 years’ experience working with employer clients across a number of sectors. As a board member of CMS’ international employment group, Alison often works on international mandates, and in addressing cross border issues – including in assessing diversity programmes across multiple jurisdictions.
Alison has a particular interest in assisting clients through business change,