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Steering group

Steering group

The steering committee oversees the project, with volunteers from supportive firms and groups.
Alexandra Haggard
Alexandra Haggard
Global Head of Equity Product Management
Alexandra Haggard
Global Head of Equity Product Management

I am white of mixed European decent. I grew up in the US and in Paris, and then went to Stanford University.

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Ana Maria Tuliak
Ana Maria Tuliak
Chair of SMART Working workstream
Ana Maria Tuliak
Chair of SMART Working workstream

I am white Croatian and British with Slovenian and Italian heritage. My primary education was in Opatija, a coastal town in Northern Croatia.

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Angela Ghouse
Angela Ghouse
Director & HR Business Partner
Angela Ghouse
Director & HR Business Partner

I am white British.  I have spent my career to date in people focused roles across various industries including retail, media and financial service

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Anna Rolt
Anna Rolt
Managing Director
Anna Rolt
Managing Director

I am white British. I am the Co-Founder of Lutyens Advisory, a global search firm focused on the asset management and family office space.

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Antonia Stirling
Antonia Stirling
Co-head of Stewardship
Antonia Stirling
Co-head of Stewardship

I am white British, went to a girls school in Manchester, then to Oxford where I read Human Sciences at Somerville.  I joined Deloitte in 2005, whe

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Caroline Escott
Caroline Escott
Policy Lead: Investment and Stewardship
Caroline Escott
Policy Lead: Investment and Stewardship

I am half Maltese, half white British.

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Caroline Turner
Caroline Turner
Investment Consultant
Caroline Turner
Investment Consultant

I am white British, privately educated and my parents met at Durham University. 

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Charlotte Jones
Charlotte Jones
Charlotte Jones

I am white British, went to grammar school in Bury, then to the University of Sheffield where I studied Accounting, Financial Management & Econ

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Colette Comerford
Colette Comerford
Diversity & Inclusions Manager
Colette Comerford
Diversity & Inclusions Manager

I am white Irish. I attended an Irish language secondary school before joining Bank of Ireland on a trainee scheme.

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Cosmo Elms
Cosmo Elms
Senior Product Strategy & Development Manager
Cosmo Elms
Senior Product Strategy & Development Manager

I am white British, went to a grammar school in South East London, and then studied Civil Engineering at the University of Bristol.

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Dana Grey
Dana Grey
Dana Grey
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Dipak Patel
Dipak Patel
Head of EMEA Consultant Relations
Dipak Patel
Head of EMEA Consultant Relations

I am a Yorkshireman with Indian parents. I attended a mixed comprehensive school in Leeds then went to Middlesex Polytechnic to study Maths.

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Elizabeth Kerry
Elizabeth Kerry
Inclusion Partner
Elizabeth Kerry
Inclusion Partner

Elizabeth Kerry joined Hermes Investment Management as Inclusion Partner in June 2018.

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Gavin Lewis
Gavin Lewis
Managing Director
Gavin Lewis
Managing Director

Gavin Lewis was born in Tottenham, in inner city London.

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Helena Morrissey
Helena Morrissey DBE
Chair
Helena Morrissey DBE
Chair

I am white British, went to a co-ed comprehensive school, then to Cambridge where I read Philosophy, joined Schroders straight from University on t

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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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Janina Norton
Janina Norton
Head of Talent Engagement
Janina Norton
Head of Talent Engagement

I am an Australian woman who has been living in the UK for the last decade and am a mother to three young children.

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Jayne Styles
Jayne Styles
Jayne Styles

Jayne has a wealth of financial services experience.

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Jihan Diolosa
Jihan Diolosa
Director, UK Institutional
Jihan Diolosa
Director, UK Institutional

I am Malaysian and have lived in the UK for the last 20 years. 

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Jo Livermore
Jo Livermore
Lead HR Business Partner EMEA
Jo Livermore
Lead HR Business Partner EMEA

Jo joined Columbia Threadneedle Investments in 2016 as HR Business Partner supporting the Investments group.

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Jon Terry
Jon Terry
Global Financial Services People & Global FS HR Consulting Leader
Jon Terry
Global Financial Services People & Global FS HR Consulting Leader

I am white British, brought up in multicultural London, went to a grammar school before going on to the University of Nottingham to study Chemistry

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Karis Stander
Karis Stander
Managing Director
Karis Stander
Managing Director

I am white British and moved to London in 2000 from my native South Africa.

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Kate Garner
Kate Garner
HR Relationship Manager
Kate Garner
HR Relationship Manager

I am white British with Irish heritage and grew up in Kent, where I still live now.

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Kate Le Marechal
Kate Le Marechal
HR Policy Lead
Kate Le Marechal
HR Policy Lead

I am white British and grew up in Bath, Essex and Surrey.

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Kelly Mullane
Kelly Mullane
Senior New Business Consultant
Kelly Mullane
Senior New Business Consultant

I am white British, went to school in Ivybridge, Devon, before reading Arabic & Middle Eastern Studies at Exeter University.

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Kirsty Pineger
Kirsty Pineger
Director, Wealth & Asset Management
Kirsty Pineger
Director, Wealth & Asset Management

I am White British of South African decent, born in Switzerland where I lived for my early childhood.

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Lee Dodds
Lee Dodds
Investment Partner
Lee Dodds
Investment Partner

I am white British and went to a co-ed comprehensive school in the Midlands, before going to university and subsequently qualifying as an actuary.

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Lee Georgs
Lee Georgs
COO
Lee Georgs
COO

I am a white, American, working mother of three boys.  I spent my childhood in the U.S.

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Linda Russheim
Linda Russheim
Director
Linda Russheim
Director

I am white Dutch and obtained my international baccalaureate at a co-ed international school in Hilversum in the Netherlands before studying Econom

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Lindsay Hudson
Lindsay Hudson
EMEA Diversity and Inclusion Manager
Lindsay Hudson
EMEA Diversity and Inclusion Manager

I am white British, went to a state co-ed comprehensive school and then studied Law at University.

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Lucy Ring
Lucy Ring
Business Development Manager
Lucy Ring
Business Development Manager

I’m white British, born and raised in London.

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Lynne Connolly
Lynne Connolly
Head of Diversity and Inclusion
Lynne Connolly
Head of Diversity and Inclusion

I am a white, Scottish, generation X, flexible working mother, who was first in her family to go to University – as such I like looking beyond the

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Matt Cameron
Matt Cameron
Partner & Project Founder - LGBT Great
Matt Cameron
Partner & Project Founder - LGBT Great

I am white British openly gay man.

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Maxime Carmignac
Maxime Carmignac
Managing Director
Maxime Carmignac
Managing Director

I am white French, was part of the French Junior Team of horse show Jumping when I was a kid.

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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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Molly Blincow
Molly Blincow
Principal and Director
Molly Blincow
Principal and Director

I am British/ American and grew up in Sussex.

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Natasha Silva
Natasha Silva
Managing Director, Client Relations
Natasha Silva
Managing Director, Client Relations

I’m British Asian (mix of Sri Lankan and Mauritian heritage) and have lived and been educated in both Sri Lanka and London.

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Nicolas Janvier
Nicolas Janvier
Director, Portfolio Manager
Nicolas Janvier
Director, Portfolio Manager

I am Black Haitian-American,  born in Haiti and lived there until 11 when my family relocated to the U.S.

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Rachel Harris
Rachel Harris
Senior Investment Director for Credit
Rachel Harris
Senior Investment Director for Credit

As a privately-educated white British heterosexual my only diversity credential is that I am a woman.

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Rafael Campos Valdez
Rafael Campos Valdez
Rafael Campos Valdez

I was born in Mexico, raised in Texas where I attended the University of Houston to study English Literature and have recently become British after

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Robert Angel
Robert Angel
Head of Product and Regulatory Services, EMEA
Robert Angel
Head of Product and Regulatory Services, EMEA

I am white English, went to school in Surrey before reading Law at Leicester University.

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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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Shruti Khandekar
Shruti Khandekar
Credit Analyst, Fixed Income
Shruti Khandekar
Credit Analyst, Fixed Income

After attending a girls’ grammar school, I went on to the University of Surrey to study Economics.

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Simone Baur
Simone Baur
head of CEO Office
Simone Baur
head of CEO Office

I come from a small place in Southern Germany called Allgaeu. There it is still all about milk and meadows.

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Vicki Foster
Vicki Foster
Head of Inclusion & Diversity
Vicki Foster
Head of Inclusion & Diversity

I am white British, born and raised in York and educated at a comprehensive school in Easingwold.

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Will Goodhart
Will Goodhart
CEO
Will Goodhart
CEO

As a white British man and a product of public school and a Russell Group university, I am evidence of our diversity problem, but hope to be part o

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Zoe Ross
Zoe Ross
Business Development
Zoe Ross
Business Development

I am white British born and raised in London. I went to private school and then went on to study International Management with German at UMIST.

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