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 Early Careers & Apprenticeships
Coca-Cola Europacific Partners
Sharon has been in the business for 29 years in a variety of functions and roles. She joined the HR team 17 years ago, covering all elements of Supply Chain and now heads up the Early Careers agenda for Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) in Great Britain.
Having spent the majority of her career developing young talent at the start of their careers,
Diversity and Ability (D&A)
Atif is an award-winning social entrepreneur with a background in economic justice and disability inclusion. Focusing on the inclusion of marginalised communities, Atif has worked on high-profile social development projects worldwide. He is the Co-founder and CEO of social enterprise Diversity and Ability and Zaytoun CiC (the World’s first Fairtrade Palestinian olive oil cooperative). He is an advisor to the World health Organisation (WHO) Rapid Assistive Technologies Board (RATB) and trustee for Disability Rights UK.
Global Inclusion Specialist
Georgie is a Global Inclusion Specialist at Clifford Chance and also the Arcus (LGBTQ+ affinity network) Co-chair in the UK. Georgie has worked in Diversity and Inclusion for 7 years and identifies as a bi queer woman with a passion for equality.
Disability Inclusion & Accessibility Strategist & Network Expansion Belonging Lead
Virgin Media O2
Shani is among the UK’s highest-profile and most influential disabled people. As an inclusion and accessibility strategist and consultant, she works with businesses, broadcasters and the UK government to break barriers and integrate intersectional inclusion and accessibility into their frameworks. Shani has spoken at over 250 conferences and companies worldwide, including the United Nations, World Expos,
Chief Operating Officer
Virgin Media O2
Jeff is Virgin Media O2’s Chief Operating Officer.
Jeff held the position of Chief Operating Officer for Virgin Media from June 2019 to May 2021, after re-joining the company in May 2017 as Managing Director of Virgin Mobile. He had previously spent five years at Virgin Media, including as Chief Marketing Officer.
Jeff sits on the board of the disability equality organisation,
Partner, Ethnicity & Social Mobility Lead
Tolu is Partner and the Ethnicity and Social Mobility specialism lead at Utopia. He co-founded The Great British Diversity Experiment in 2015, and is a key advisor to the flagship Black Men for Change initiative: a strategic pan-London platform, funded by the Mayor of London, to combat structural inequality as it impacts vulnerable communities. He’s also founded Limitless,
Head of Group Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Sara graduated with honors in Economics and Business, after a period as a Researcher at the University of Bergamo and post-graduate courses at Harvard University, Sara Gay began her career in 1995 in the trading room at Credito Bergamasco, later moving to Credit Commercial de France on structured products.
After nine years at HSBC as Director in Capital Markets,
Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer
Johnson & Johnson
Wanda Bryant Hope is an accomplished business executive with significant experience in general management, marketing, sales, commercial operations, and human resources. She currently serves as Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer at Johnson & Johnson, and is responsible for globally advancing the company’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) outcomes, strengthening DEI capabilities, and driving growth through innovation.
Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer
Margaret is a French American Yale graduate with almost thirty years of work experience in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Corporate Social Responsibility, Philanthropy, Branding and Communications.
She has spent more than half of her career at L’Oréal in key positions including Deputy General Manager of the L’Oréal Corporate Foundation, Head of Brand Communications at Lancôme and Garnier.
Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Wellbeing
RBC Brewin Dolphin
Caroline Lake has worked at RBC Brewin Dolphin since 2004 in a number of roles and since 2017 as Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Wellbeing, where she leads on creating and delivering their D&I and wellbeing strategies. Caroline has also been a member of the Women in Finance Charter’s industry board.
In 2020 she won the City Of London Wealth Management award for Initiatives in Diversity.
CEO & Founder
Martin founded Texthelp in 1996 to help people with communication difficulties. What started as a company focused on people with profound Speech and Dexterity Disabilities has become a world leading Inclusive Technology company creating smart, inclusive software that helps people read, write, express their thoughts and share information more accurately & fluently – across all stages of life.
Director of Inclusion EMEA
Cassi is an Amsterdam-based Director of Inclusion at Netflix, where he acts as an internal adviser and subject matter expert, leading the team that provides a range of support on the enterprise-wide inclusion and diversity agenda in Europe, the Middle-East and Africa. Before joining Netflix, Cassi worked for Spotify, Google and Danone across different geographies.
Head of Diversity & Inclusion, EMEA
Manisha is a subject matter expert in Diversity and Inclusion (D&I), Communications and Organisational Change. She is the Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Europe Middle East and Africa Bloomberg LP. She brings innovation and tenacity to designing and delivering strategic D&I solutions that drive organisational change. Prior to joining Bloomberg, she was at New York Life for ten years where she worked in Communications,
Director of Research & Insight
Dr Adrienne is Research and Impact Director at Utopia and an expert in policy addressing race-ethnic, sexual, and other types of societal and organisational inequity. Her passion is utilising empirical evidence and quantitative methodology to drive and measure positive change. Dr Milner is also Honorary Senior Lecturer at Brunel University London and has authored two books and 40+ peer-reviewed publications related to equity,
Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion
Yasir is an experienced inclusion and diversity leader in the media and has worked with a wide range of organisations around the world. He is currently Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at the Financial Times, and previously Head of Diversity & Inclusion at BBC Studios, and at Channel 4. He was also Head of Diversity at Guardian News &
Founder & CEO
Dan is the founder and CEO of VERCIDA Consulting, the global inclusion company.
Dan has over 25 years’ experience of working in the field of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Be began his career in race equality, working on both public policy and workplace inclusion.
For the last 15 years Dan has spent his time focusing on supporting global businesses to transform ideas into action,
Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer
Warner Bros. Discovery
Asif is the Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer at Warner Bros. Discovery, he was previously the Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at adidas and has a long and rich career in the diversity and inclusion space with senior executive roles at The Telegraph Media Group, EY Financial Services and the City of London Police.
Inclusion, Diversity and Equality Specialist
Charlotte Sweeney OBE has specialised in Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) for nearly 20 years and was recognised by The Economist and The Daily Telegraph as one of the Top 10 D&I Professional Consultancies in the world. She runs a consultancy specialising in D&I strategy and their effective and sustainable implementation. Her clients include many global companies and gained much of her global experience leading D&I in a number of companies in both Retail and Investment Banking (Barclays,
Vice President Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
I’m Katrin Terwiel, a graduate business psychologist & psychotherapist and with this combination on a mission to more health, diversity and vitality for companies, groups and individuals.
Since September 2021 I have been an executive (senior employee) at Deutsche Telekom as “Vice President Diversity & Global Talent”. Here I am globally responsible for the Group’s diversity management and I am also responsible for the talent hub for executives.
Global Director for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Wellbeing
Coca-Cola Europacific Partners
Julie joined Coca-Cola Europacific Partners in March 2020 as Director, Inclusion & Diversity. Prior to this she developed and led global inclusion and diversity strategies and initiatives for large multinational companies from a range of sectors, most recently in the legal and financial services industries.
Julie is a recognized I&D innovator, responsible for creating and implementing the strategic direction for inclusion and diversity: integrating diversity practices into people processes;
Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Director
Pascale is the Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Head of the HEINEKEN company. Since joining the company in 2018, she has contributed to shape and launch the first Global DEI strategy of the brewer, including ambitions on gender balance, cultural diversity and inclusive leadership. She is also responsible for managing an active community of more than 100 local DEI ambassadors.
Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Project Specialist
Jacobs Douwe Egberts
My purpose is to have a positive impact on colleagues, communities, friends by creating the space to make them feel like they belong and can flourish as their authentic selves. I truly believe in the power of inclusion and I get the most energy when collaborating with highly diverse teams. Real magic happens when the mix works!
Chief Diversity Officer
Annie is the Global Head for Inclusion and Diversity for H&M Group, which covers all the 8 brands under the H&M Group umbrella. She received her J.D. from New York Law School and her B.A. from Boston University. Her interest and passion for fairness and equality led her to start her career working on the management side of labor and employment law,
Global Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Geoffrey joined Burberry as the Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in April 2022. As part of his role, he’s driving the next phase of Burberry’s global Diversity and Inclusion strategy, which is focused on valuing and embracing differences, and creating an environment where everyone feels they belong, has a voice and can reach their full potential.
D&I Learning Lead
Camilla is an award-winning L&D leader who leads D&I Learning at the LEGO Group. With nearly 15 years professional experience, Camilla has deep expertise in the best ways to drive employee and organizational behavioural change, including practical knowledge and skills. Her energy and passion for D&I is rooted in the belief that everyone should come to work and be appreciated for who they really are and what they contribute.
Vice President Human Resources Northern Europe
Procter & Gamble
During his 20 year career at P&G, Chris has gained a broad breadth of experience across multiple geographies and across the HR discipline. He has developed proven skills in strategic direction, organizational transformations through divestitures, acquisitions and outsourcing, employee engagement, talent management, change management and executive coaching.
He is passionate about enabling businesses and organisations to reach their best performance in a principled,