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Ambassadors

Abbie Llewellyn-Waters
Abbie Llewellyn-Waters

I am white British (born and raised in Wales). Educated at University College, London (UCL) – the spiritual home of Jeremy Bentham.

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Alexandra Faye
Alexandra Faye
Alexandra Faye

I am a Black French-Senegalese, born in Senegal and grew up in the multicultural Paris suburbs from age 6.

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Alexandra Haggard
Alexandra Haggard
Head of European Consultant Relations for Europe, Middle East & Africa
Alexandra Haggard
Head of European Consultant Relations for Europe, Middle East & Africa

I am white Dutch-American, went to a semi-private school in France (a French particularity) then to Stanford University where I majored in Politica

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Alison Hepburn
Alison Hepburn
Alison Hepburn

Alison is a lawyer and joined the Threadneedle Legal team in 2009.

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Anna Strillacci
Anna Strillacci
Anna Strillacci

I am Italian and grew up in Luxembourg, where I learnt the true meaning of a European multi-cultural environment.

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Anne Marie Fleurbaaij
Anne Marie Fleurbaaij
Anne Marie Fleurbaaij

I started my career as an auditor with Deloitte & Touche in California where my graduate intake was roughly 50:50 men:women; I took gender dive

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Annie Healy
Annie Healy
Annie Healy

I am Irish, raised and educated in London, before joining the management training programme at the John Lewis Partnership where I was to meet my hu

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Apiramy Jeyarajah
Apiramy Jeyarajah
Head of Financial Institutions UK
Apiramy Jeyarajah
Head of Financial Institutions UK

Apiramy Jeyarajah is Head of Financial Institutions UK and joined HSBC Global Asset Management in Dec 2013.

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Ashok Gupta
Ashok Gupta
Ashok Gupta

I was born in Northern Ireland of Indian parents and grew up as one of the only two coloured males in Armagh during the Troubles.

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Caroline Bradshaw
Caroline Bradshaw
Caroline Bradshaw

I was born in Kent (UK), went to an all-girls Grammar school in Kent, then to Durham University where I read Business Finance and achieved a first-

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Caroline Keetch
Caroline Keetch
Managing Director
Caroline Keetch
Managing Director

Caroline has worked in the financial services industry for 15 years. She is Managing Director of Halsey Keetch, a specialist global search firm, ba

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Catherine Shimmin
Catherine Shimmin
Catherine Shimmin

I am a Consultant Relations Director at Invesco.

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Chris Ralph
Chris Ralph
Chris Ralph

Chris has worked in the Financial Services Industry for more than 30 years.

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David Gamble
David Gamble
David Gamble

I am white British and a Northerner .Educated at Leeds University a long time ago when all the economics Lecturers were Marxists.

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Dawn Turner
Dawn Turner
Chief Executive Officer
Dawn Turner
Chief Executive Officer

I was fortunate to have a mother and father who brought me up in such a way that I never thought that I would be limited because I was female.

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Denise Le Gal
Denise Le Gal
Independent Chair
Denise Le Gal
Independent Chair

I was born in Canada and grew up in a rural farming community where residents were mainly second and third generation immigrants of mixed cultural

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Dr. Christine Chow
Dr. Christine Chow
Dr. Christine Chow

Upon returning to the UK in 2000, I did an experiment – I sent out two CVs to executive search firms with the same content, one under my maiden Asi

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Duncan Souster
Duncan Souster
Duncan Souster

Duncan is Chief Executive Officer of The Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST), a UN accredited charity that uses the special experience of tall ship sailing

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Faith Ward
Faith Ward
Chief Responsible Investment Officer
Faith Ward
Chief Responsible Investment Officer

My career has been dedicated to integrating and reporting on environmental, social and governance risks in finance and investment.

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Fiona Dunsire
Fiona Dunsire
Mercer Market Leader and CEO
Fiona Dunsire
Mercer Market Leader and CEO

I am white British, specifically Scottish and grew up in St.Andrews (small town about an hour from Edinburgh).

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George Kershaw
George Kershaw
George Kershaw

George was head of global institutional sales at BZW before moving to head the CSFB investment trust team from 1996 to 2000.

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Graham Kitchen
Graham Kitchen
Graham Kitchen

I am white British.

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Honor Solomon
Honor Solomon
Honor Solomon

Honor runs the EMEA Retail business at Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM).

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Irshaad Ahmad
Irshaad Ahmad
Head of Institutional Europe
Irshaad Ahmad
Head of Institutional Europe

I am a Guyanese-born Canadian My Indian and Afghan ancestors emigrated from Gujrat in the middle 1800’s as indentured servants following the abolit

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Isabell Moessler
Isabell Moessler
Isabell Moessler

Diversity is in my blood - my Mum is German, my Dad is Austrian, I’m married to an English man, my sister-in law Portuguese and I lived in Germany,

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Jane Fuller
Jane Fuller
Jane Fuller

Jane Fuller is co-director of the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation, an independent think-tank, and author of CSFI reports on investment

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Jane Welsh
Jane Welsh
Senior investment consultant, Jane Welsh Consulting
Jane Welsh
Senior investment consultant, Jane Welsh Consulting

I am white British (and from Yorkshire), attended a co-ed comprehensive school in Rotherham. I went to Oxford to read Politics, Philosophy and Econ

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Jayne Styles
Jayne Styles
Jayne Styles

Jayne has a wealth of financial services experience.

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Joanna Lancaster
Joanna Lancaster
Joanna Lancaster

I started my career at an Investment Bank in the mid 1980s and was given my first job as an experiment to see how a female graduate would fare on a

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Kate  Jones
Kate Jones
Kate Jones

I grew up in the Midlands, went to state school and had no obvious connections to financial services or indeed London.

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Lucy Macdonald
Lucy Macdonald
Lucy Macdonald

Lucy is CIO Global Equities for AllianzGI.

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Maricar Obieta
Maricar Obieta
Maricar Obieta

I am the Willis Towers Watson Talent and Development Leader with responsibility for the Investment, Risk, Reinsurance and Broking businesses.

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Masami Johnstone
Masami Johnstone
Masami Johnstone

I am originally from Tokyo, Japan, married to a Scots man, and have been working in The City in the last 20 years.

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Meike Bliebenicht
Meike Bliebenicht
Meike Bliebenicht

I am originally from Hamburg, Germany, and moved to London in 2005.

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Monica Gogna
Monica Gogna
Monica Gogna

I have avoided the word “diversity” for most of my career, thinking this is not a “bucket” I want to be pigeon-holed with.

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Nadia Manzoor
Nadia Manzoor
Nadia Manzoor

Nadia is a Partner of boutique investment management firm, S. W. Mitchell Capital.

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Natalie Benitez-Castellano
Natalie Benitez-Castellano
Chief Administrative Officer
Natalie Benitez-Castellano
Chief Administrative Officer

I passed my exams at a co-ed state boarding school. I received a maintenance grant and read law at Southampton University.

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Natasha Braginsky Mounier
Natasha Braginsky Mounier
Natasha Braginsky Mounier

I am Russian and my primary education was in Kiev, which was then the USSR.

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Nick Spencer
Nick Spencer
Resource & Environment Actuary
Nick Spencer
Resource & Environment Actuary

I am a passionate believer in the value of diversity, and have been supporting social and diversity initiatives for 30 years.

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Nicki Williams
Nicki Williams
Nicki Williams

I am white British, originally from Wales although moved to Cornwall in my mid-teens where I attended a typical nineteen-seventies mixed comprehens

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Paula Robinson
Paula Robinson
Paula Robinson

I am white, British and currently live in the US. I attended my local girls grammar school before attending Durham University.

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Richard Berke
Richard Berke
Richard Berke

Originally from Manchester Richard moved to London in 2001 and has worked in Financial Services ever since, initially as a head hunter and then mov

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Rosanna Arikoglu
Rosanna Arikoglu
Rosanna Arikoglu

I am half Turkish, half British. My father is a first generation Turkish immigrant who came to the UK when he was 18 to study architecture.

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Sarah Dudney
Sarah Dudney
Client Partner
Sarah Dudney
Client Partner

I am white British and work as a Client Partner for The Buy-Side Club.

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Victoria Nye
Victoria Nye
Victoria Nye

30 years in the investment sector shows that you can enjoy a stimulating career and make time for your family. For me this was based on a solid pro

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Don Scott
Don Scott
Don Scott

With over 10 years regulatory consulting experience at the Big-4, Don has a breadth of experience and expertise in investment management, wealth ma

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Naomi Haynes
Naomi Haynes
Naomi Haynes

I have over 20 years’ experience in Financial Services, 14 years of which were at Fidelity International.  

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