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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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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, brought up and educated in Luxembourg, where I attended the European School.

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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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Dinesha Mendis
Dinesha Mendis
Dinesha Mendis

Dinésha Mendis joined the asset management industry in 2001 and has since acquired a wide range of experience in marketing and sales support roles

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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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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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Ellen Clarke
Ellen Clarke
Ellen Clarke

After growing up in Surrey, I made the small move over the home counties border to London following my graduation from Durham University with a deg

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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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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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Herman Brodie
Herman Brodie
Herman Brodie

I am Black-British, London-born to Jamaican parents.

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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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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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Lisa Hau
Lisa Hau
Lisa Hau

British-born Chinese finance professional with over 13 years of investment experience encompassing all asset classes and regions.

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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
Senior Product Specialist
Meike Bliebenicht
Senior Product Specialist

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

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Michael Price
Michael Price

Michael was born in Malaysia to a Malaysian (Bumiputra) mother and English (County Durham) father.

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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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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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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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Rachel Green
Rachel Green

I grew up on a farm on the Caribbean island of Dominica and came to the UK when I was 17.

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Rebecca Bilek-Chee
Rebecca Bilek-Chee
Regional Director
Rebecca Bilek-Chee
Regional Director

I am British and of mixed ethnicity (Malaysian Chinese and Austrian Czech).

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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 Bates
Sarah Bates
Sarah Bates

I am a white middle class girl from Manchester. Arsenal supporter and Islington resident.

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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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Sean Taylor
Sean Taylor
Sean Taylor

Sean has worked in the financial services industry for 19 years.  He currently leads a team of Finance specialists who work closely with private cl

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Sherilee Mace
Sherilee Mace
Sherilee Mace

Sherilee joined Insight in November 2011 as an Institutional Business Development Director, educating on diversified assets and providing solutions

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Sinead Canavan
Sinead Canavan
Sinead Canavan

I am white Irish and educated in my home county of Limerick, Ireland where I graduated from Mary Immaculate in 2014.

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Sisieta Owen
Sisieta Owen
EMEA Compliance Monitoring Programme, Bloomberg LP
Sisieta Owen
EMEA Compliance Monitoring Programme, Bloomberg LP

I am of Nigerian origin, born in the uk and raised by Nigerian parents alongside my five siblings and as the youngest of six children.

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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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