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,
Regional Operations Manager, Co-Chair of Glow LGBTQ+ Network
Matthew is has been a Regional Operator for more than 10 years and worked within the LGBTQ+ Network for more than 5 years now and a keen ally of all D&I work, keen to explore the themes of intersectionality. Having started in hospitality 20 years ago, Matt progressed his career alongside his studies, completing a Marketing Management degree.
Head of Social Impact
In September 2021 Chloe took on the role of Head of Social Impact for Lucky Generals – the creative company for people on a mission. She is responsible, in conjunction with management, for setting the company’s social impact goals and ensuring that they are met in the most effective and creative ways possible. The role is focused on building a sustainable,
Founder & CEO
As the founder of The Unmistakables, an award-winning consultancy specialising in diversity, Asad’s mission is to help organisations to create more inclusion and equality. Asad is a true trailblazer in his profession and has grown a firm reputation for speaking out about how to make diversity everyone’s business. Along with an enviable list of award-winning work for big names including HSBC,
Head of Content, Northern Europe & Co-lead, LGBTQ+ ERG
Over the last 17 years I have delivered award winning content marketing – integrating teams, experiences and technology – to engage people in an authentic and credible voice.
The role of the Business Marketing team is to articulate the Facebook for Business value proposition at scale. We are passionate about helping brands, businesses,
Head of Diversity & Inclusion EMEA
Sarah is the Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Macquarie in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, working to embed an intersectional approach to inclusion throughout the employee lifecycle and to create psychological safety, belonging and innovation. Prior to joining Macquarie she lead EMEA D&I at Moody’s and worked at HSBC for 12 years in a variety of roles including Global Insurance Strategy and International Relationship Manager.
Group Diversity & Inclusion Manager
With a successful background in management consultancy and investment banking, in 2020 Laura moved to work in the Diversity & Inclusion team at Tesco where she is using her passion for equity and fairness to progress D&I across all of Tesco’s businesses and markets. She has worked closely with the employee networks; developing a new network blue print and behavioural framework to set them up for success.
Global Logistics Performance Manager & LGBTQ+ Network Co-Chair
Adam is an accomplished data analytics professional, having spent his career working across a range of business functions and now works in the Tesco Global Logistics team, offering insight on Tesco’s import operation. He is a proud gay/asexual man and leads the LGBTQ+ at Tesco network, which recently won Best Network Group at the British LGBT Awards.
Award-winning EDI Advocate & Mayor of London EDI Advisor
Laks has a multi-disciplinary cross-sector career background with the Metropolitan Police, Deutsche Bank, PwC, Jones Lang LaSalle, and Natwest. Laks is a Mayor of London appointed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor to City Hall, advocating through an intersectional lens of race, ethnicity, faith, LGBTQ+, and working class lived experiences. Laks is the LGBTQ+ Lead for South Asian Heritage Month,
Transgender Ambassador & Pride Employee Network Leader
Scarlet lived as an openly gay male for as long as they can remember. At the age of 30, they came out during the pandemic and started their life authentically as Scarlet Marie. Scarlet has lost friends, gained friends, and her family has stood by them 100%. Through her experience, she found that love can truly overcome any barriers in life.
Diversity & Inclusion Lead
Currently leading D&I in the technology division of the DWP, Taran has previously worked in the Inclusion team at the Co-op and Headed up Inclusion at AO.com for the UK and Germany. He is an experienced practitioner of inclusion and an active member of the LGBTQ community.
Managing Director & Chair, LGBTQ+ Employee Network Group
Geff has been LGBT+ network chair and a Diversity Action Group delegate at Macquarie for five years. He is designated as an LGBT+ workplace role model and mental wellbeing ambassador for LGBT+ matters within Macquarie. Geff has implemented a programme of events for Macquarie staff and guests, including panel discussions on topics such as LGBT+ intersections with faith,
Leadership, Change and Inclusion Expert
David is an award-winning leadership and inclusion expert, keynote speaker and presenter, and creator of the UK’s only in-house LGBT-inclusive leadership certification. As Director, Global Inclusion & Diversity at KPMG, David supported inclusion for more than 200,000 people in 154 countries. With a background in KPMG’s Corporate Finance practice, he has undertaken ground-breaking research in the field of leadership,
Chair, Civil Service LGBT+ Network & Bill Manager
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
John has worked in the UK Civil Service since 2013. In that time he has worked in a number of departments, including the Government Equalities Office, where he was Head of Sexual Orientation Policy; at the Government Digital Service; and most recently at Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
John has also worked with the Civil Service LGBT+ Network – formerly Civil Service Rainbow Alliance – since 2013,
Global Long-Term Value Activation Lead & Bi+ Inclusion Champion
Harry is a trusted business consultant and works closely with EY’s business development leadership focused on the development and implementation go-to-market strategy, plan and programs internationally. Harry is proudly bi+ and serves as EY’s Bi Inclusion Champion, leading EY’s bi+ professional and bi+ ally community and works with EY’s Diversity & Inclusion and LGBT+ employee network leadership to visibly heighten focus on the needs of EY’s bi+ communities.
Group Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Wellbeing
Katja has over 10 years of experience within HR across several industries. Before joining Zurich in Jan 2018 she was a global HR Business Partner at Credit Suisse. In this role she has lead the global Diversity & Inclusion work stream within Operations and CIO.
Before joining Credit Suisse in Zurich, Katja worked for Allianz Group from 2013-2017.
Born to Panjabi Sikh working-class migrant parents in the UK, Gurchaten (Nanoo) Sandhu (he/his; they/them) is a Non-Discrimination Programme Officer at the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work Branch. Alongside his B.A. (HONS) in Economics and MSc in Development Economics, his passion for social justice has led him to focus his efforts on promoting the principle of non-discrimination in employment and occupation.
Staff Disability Advisor & Trans Lead
University of Oxford Equality and Diversity Unit
Sarah has spent her career working in the field of Higher Education disability support and is the Staff Disability Advisor and Trans Lead at the University of Oxford. She is a blind trans woman and is uniquely placed to speak from a position of lived experience of intersecting the worlds of disability and lgbtq+ inclusion in the workplace and everyday life.
Head of Diversity & Inclusion
Janet is an experienced talent, learning and D&I practitioner. Working in some of the countries most recognised brands, she has experienced and led many people change programmes.
She is passionate about people being able to live their best lives, and fiercely believes that more needs to be done to enable under-represented communities to be able to do this.