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,
Sarah Churchman OBE
Chief Inclusion, Community & Wellbeing Officer
Sarah is a senior Human Resources professional with over 30 years’ experience, including 17 years in the specialist area of Diversity & Inclusion. She is one of the country’s most seasoned professionals in this field, is widely regarded as a thought leader and is frequently quoted in the media on issues such as women on boards,
Inclusion & Wellbeing Manager
Leana is an Inclusion & Diversity Expert currently working in the legal sector. Previous to this, she supported a number of FTSE 100 organisations to drive ethnic minority inclusion in the workplace.
Leana was the first recruiter to actively drive a partnership with the CIPD and Kings College London to run ‘Employability Workshops’ and now focuses on driving inclusion and a more equitable workplace.
Reward & Benefits Manager
Anna is a Human Resources professional with over 15 years’ experience, the majority of which has been spent in the reward and benefits arena. Anna has been responsible for Clifford Chance’s pay gap reporting since the mandatory reporting was introduced, and has championed for more inclusive reporting, including transparency around partner data, and adding other strands of diversity to published reporting.
Head of Diversity & Inclusion
Julie is a Diversity and Inclusion specialist with over 19 years’ experience, gained within the public and voluntary sector. As Head of Diversity & Inclusion at ACAS, Julie is responsible for leading and providing expert advice on all diversity & inclusion related matters, with the aim of building an inclusive culture that drives engagement and ultimately performance.
Founder and CEO
Stephen is a globally recognised diversity, inclusion and leadership expert, and founded Included in 2012. He leads the team and works with leaders around the world to embed inclusive leadership in their decision-making.
From 2007-2012 Stephen designed, led and implemented the inclusion programmes for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games as Head of Diversity and Inclusion for the London Organising Committee.
Loraine Martins OBE
Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Loraine is the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Network Rail, which maintains and develops Britain’s rail infrastructure. With some 39,000 employees, it is the fastest growing railway in Europe. Loraine leads a centre of expertise which supports Network Rail’s ambition to be a more open, diverse and inclusive business.
Previously, Loraine lead a multi-award winning team on equality and inclusion and employment and skills in the construction of the Olympic Park,
Asif Sadiq MBE
Senior Vice President, Head of Equity and Inclusion, International
Asif has been credited with impactful global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion activities and programs across organizations, that have created a strong sense of belonging for all and resulted in truly diverse workplaces. He has been key in building synergies between internal and external D&I efforts within organizations, ensuring diversity and inclusion is embedded in all elements of a business,
Jill Shedden MBE
Chief People Officer
Jill’s career at Centrica began in 1988 as a graduate trainee in British Gas where she cut her teeth in marketing and training, before focusing on the people in our upstream and downstream businesses and in Goldfish and the AA, which Centrica then owned.
Following her role as HR Director in British Gas Business,
Group Head of Diversity & Inclusion
Devi is the Group Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Centrica, and is responsible in co-creating and building the D&I strategy and embedding D&I initiatives for the development and delivery of the group diversity & inclusion roadmap.
Devi was previously Head of Diversity & Inclusion for Women in Hospitality & Travel-Tech, now RaizUp and supported partners across travel-tech sectors and was proud to have delivered global and regional I&D programmes.
Partner, Co-Head of Employment
Alison is the co-head of CMS’ UK Employment team, with 20 years of 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.
With a strong interest in assisting clients through business change,