Head of Advocacy and Communications
British Youth Council
Rhammel Afflick is an outspoken award-winning community organiser, campaigner and writer. For almost two decades, Rhammel has actively lobbied for change on a number of issues including racism and LGBT+ rights in the UK. Rhammel is currently Head of Advocacy and Communications at the British Youth Council and plays an active role in providing strategic counsel to some of the biggest businesses and charities in the UK on community engagement,
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
NHS Blood and Transplant
Pav is an equality and employment law specialist whose career has spanned the public, private and voluntary sectors in the UK and abroad.
As the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer of NHS Blood and Transplant, Pav is transforming its national inequalities and inclusion strategies.
Pav is a Non-Exec Director of Healthwatch England which has a patient focus in health systems,
Director of People
Birmingham Pride (UK)
Char is an award winning peak performance coach and facilitator. She is Director of People at Birmingham Pride (UK) , sits on the board for Neurodiversity in Business and volunteers as inclusion officer for UK Black Pride. She was recently hi-lighted for her work in the LGBTQ+ community featuring on The Guardian’s ‘Pride Power” list .
Inclusion & Diversity Accelerator
Louise is the Inclusion and Diversity Accelerator at OVO Energy. With a career of over 20 years as a senior manager in the finance and energy section, Louise has now dedicated herself to driving belonging in her workplace and community.
Louise is a committee member for Pride in Energy and the Proud Scotland Awards and a proud part of Trans in The City.
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 in-person and online summits and conferences,
Head of Inclusion
Eve is Head of Inclusion at Scope, the disability equality charity. Eve is leading Scope’s first co-produced equality, diversity and inclusion strategy. Prior to that, Eve led Girlguiding’s diversity and inclusion work for several years, developing the organisation’s first diversity and inclusion strategy spanning their staff and membership work.
Eve serves on akt’s Governance and Risk Committee,
Global Inclusion Specialist & Co-chair, Arcus (LGBTQ+ Affinity Network)
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 9 years and identifies as a bi queer woman with a passion for equality.
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,
Associate & Co-chair, Arcus (LGBTQ+ Affinity Network)
Deon is a Litigation & Dispute Resolution lawyer at Clifford Chance, and Co-Chair of the firm’s Arcus LGBTQ+ network. His LGBTQ+ pro bono work includes a judicial review in the Supreme Court on behalf of Christie Elan-Cane, whose campaign seeks legal recognition for individuals who do not identify as either male or female. With Arcus,
Simon is a passionate Equality, Diversity and Inclusion leader with over 15 years’ experience in directing diversity, wellbeing and community initiatives. He is a specialist in driving positive cultural change for colleagues, customers or service users. His expertise is in understanding the drivers that can help to support that change and identifying opportunities, all built on practical experiences to achieve successful results.
Co-chair, Unity (LGBT+ Network), Turnaround & Restructuring Executive
Joel is one of EY’s leading champions for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Alongside his day job as part of EY’s Strategy and Transactions practise, Joel is Co-Chair of EY’s LGBT+ network in the UK and Ireland and works with EY leadership on raising awareness of LGBT+ issues and driving allyship. He also works with EY’s global leadership to improve connectivity across the countries and encourage sharing of best practise and resource to countries with less developed LGBT+ inclusion policies.
Head of Inclusion & Engagement
TP ICAP Group
Claire has a strong professional background in both the public and private sector. Educated at Liverpool John Moores and then Cambridge University, she has worked within the criminal justice system, notably as a Prison Governor, managing a resettlement prison and as a riot commander. She also took on the role as the Equality and Diversity Lead,
Association of LGBTQ+ Corporate Directors
Fabrice leads the Association of LGBTQ+ Corporate Directors. He also advises Fortune 500 companies and is a member of L’Oreal Global Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board. He is an advisor of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Center for Inclusive Governance. He was previously an Officer at the UN [2016-2020] and the World Bank [2001-2016].
Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
University of Hertfordshire
Mohammed is the Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Hertfordshire. He has more than 25 years’ experience working in the equalities, diversity and inclusion (EDI) field working in various sectors including Local Government, Higher Education as well as the Voluntary Sector. Mohammed has been passionate about Equality and Human Rights and Social Justice from a young age.
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Manager
As Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Manager at Arup, Luke delivers on the firm’s global EDI strategy and leads the UK, India, Middle East and Africa EDI Action Plan.
Luke is Vice-Chair of Trustees for The Proud Trust, the home of LGBTQ+ youth, and is responsible for governing the charities activities, including the delivery of their new £2.5m LGBTQ+ community centre.
Mindy is a senior associate solicitor at Bates Wells, the UK’s first B-Corp law firm. Bates Wells uses law as a force for good to help its clients make a positive impact on their people and society, including compassionate advice on LGBT+ issues, rights and inclusivity.
Mindy specialises in dispute resolution and her cases often involve novel and complex issues relating to equality and anti-discrimination law,
SVP; Head of Apprenticeships & Diversity Programmes
Jacqui is Senior Vice President at Citi and works as part of their Talent, Learning and Diversity team, leading on their strategy around Apprenticeships. She is also co-chair of their LGBTQ+ network, Pride.
Before joining Citi, Jacqui was the Early in Career Programme Manager at Microsoft and also helped to design and set up their Apprenticeship Programme.
Founder & CEO, Trans in the City, DEI Consultant
Bobbi is a Diversity Equity and Inclusion professional with many years senior operational and programme management experience in the banking, trading, technology and energy sectors.
As the first openly transgender person in bp she transformed transgender awareness globally within the company. She is CEO of Trans in the City an organisation she founded in response to seeing a lack of co-operative working between global corporates to help the trans and non-binary community and has transformed it into a global organisation with over 350 major organisations collaborating on furthering trans awareness across the world.
Procurement & Supply Chain Manager
Teik has lead a number of Employee Resource Groups at several main contractors during his career within the Construction and Transport Infrastructure sector. He has led a number of events and coordinated training workshops to equip under-represented individuals with tools to challenge exclusionary behaviours. Teik has also delivered Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) webinars for several layers of the construction supply chain,