Mark Baker, Founder
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, training and webinars, which in 2021 alone have attracted more than 10,000 attendees, 200+ speakers and a range of sponsors. The growing d&i Leaders Club for in-house D&I and HR related professionals has 4000+ member organisations and www.dileaders.com has built up a vast amount of free to access content including practical insight reports, news articles on a range of D&I topics and on demand presentations and webinars.
Prior to founding Sircula Ltd, Mark was most recently a Board Member and Director of Events for Faversham House Ltd. For almost 7 years he led a team of 15 to research; develop and deliver more than 200 B2B conferences; awards; exhibitions and roundtables. Notable launch events included the edie Sustainability Leaders Forum and edie Leaders Club; Utility Week Congress and Utility Week Energy Summit. In his role as Board Member he led a range of projects focusing on improving diversity, culture and employee engagement.
Before joining Faversham House Mark led events across a range of organisations including Haymarket Publishing; Capita and the Direct Marketing Association.
In 2020, Mark became a voluntary mentor for The Aleto Foundation, a charity that identifies and develops the next generation of leaders from communities who have historically found it challenging to access jobs due to their backgrounds.
Mark is an openly gay business leader and proud adoptive parent. He enjoys gardening; global cinema; electro music and spending quality time with his family.
- Hear Mark speak with Rob Neil OBE and Paul Downer on their radio show ‘Unfinished Business’ in May 2021.
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- Mark speaks with Toby Mildon on the Inclusive Growth Show about ‘Content Builds Community with d&i Leaders’ in February 2021.
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- Mark joins Dr. Funke Abimbola (CEO and Founder of The Austen Bronte Consultancy) on ‘The Power of Privilege and Allyship’ podcast in July 2021.
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Bhavini Munro, Events & Membership Project Manager
Bhavini Munro is a seasoned events professional with more than 20 years experience.
Bhavini has worked across a range of sectors including finance, property, regeneration, education and local government. She started her career researching and developing conference agendas, but was soon managing the whole event process, including marketing communications, logistics and budget planning.
Most recently Bhavina spent 8 years working as a consultant to Water UK, developing and managing their annual programme of events and communications to both members and wider stakeholders from across industry and government.
After having a career break to raise her 3 daughters, Bhavini joined d&i Leaders as events and membership project manager. Since starting she has researched and managed events exploring racial equity; inclusive recruitment; social mobility; mental health; equality law; neurodiversity and LGBT+ inclusion at work.
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Keryee Pang, Events and Membership Operations Manager
Keryee Pang has a wealth of experience in commercial, operational, marketing and administrative roles,
Keryee started her career managing projects for a high growth marketing company in the pharmaceutical sector, building lasting relationships with high street retailers including Boots and Superdrug. She then moved to Shell UK and provided detailed financial reporting and advice to the marketing team.
Since coming back to work from raising a young family, Keryee has worked for Osman Wealth Management, where she managed speaker liaison, venue sourcing and invitations for a programme of events, as well as maintaining client records and supporting the directors with diary and travel management.
In her role as events and membership operations manager, Keryee is the main point of contact for d&i Leaders Club members, she also manages all logistics for our annual programme of high-level summits – including speaker, sponsor and attendee communications.
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Jo Faragher, Content Editor
Jo Faragher is an award-winning business journalist and editor of 20 years: winner of the Willis Towers Watson HR journalist of the year award in 2015 and highly commended in 2019.
Jo’s specialism is HR and employment and she is a regular contributor to Personnel Today and People Management, and has also written features for the Financial Times, The Times and The Guardian. During her career she has enjoyed staff roles at the Times Educational Supplement, Personnel Today, Recruiter magazine, Information Age and Computer Business Review.
For d&i Leaders, Jo writes regular online news and features relating to diversity and inclusion. She also attends all summits and member workshops and writes up summary reports which are made available to members and the wider community.
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Annie Makoff, Content Editor
Annie Makoff has been working as an NCT-trained journalist since 2007. She specialises in business, HR and finance and writes regularly for AAT’s membership magazines AT and 20, Costco Connection alongside ICAEW Online.
Her work has also appeared in People Management, Personnel Today, HR Magazine and Post Online. Annie has been the interim news editor of The Positive and editor of specialist education title SEN Magazine. She’s contributed to several editions of The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain.
Annie lives with a rare congenital disability and has written about parenting and disability-related issues for Metro Online, Netmums as well as for specialist titles Access Magazine and Disability Now as a staff reporter.
For d&i Leaders, Annie writes regular online news and features relating to workplace diversity and inclusion.
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The d&i Leaders Disability at Work Summit 2021 will take place online on 16 November. This is the largest UK event bringing together organisations looking to attract, recruit and retain disabled talent.
With 22 speakers and a unique online CPD accredited programme featuring one-to-one interviews; case studies; panel discussions; Q&A sessions and online networking tables, we are sure you will be inspired to make a difference in your own organisation.
Virgin Media O2 – Disability Rights UK – Vodafone – Sainsbury’s – BBC
Eli Lilly – NHS Employers – EY – Channel 4 – Financial Times – Mace