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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. After graduating, I spent a year working...
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Amera Otaifa
Amera Otaifa
Senior Advisor, Talent, Inclusion and Learning
Amera Otaifa
Senior Advisor, Talent, Inclusion and Learning
I am originally from the Middle East and I grew up in London where I still live. I have worked in Human Resources within the financial services sector...
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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. I took...
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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. In the 13...
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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, where I...
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Caroline Carroll
Caroline Carroll
Director, Business Administration EMEA & India
Caroline Carroll
Director, Business Administration EMEA & India
I am white Irish and moved to London in 1987. I attended a Regional Technical College, obtaining a NCEA Certificate in Mechanical Engineering. I...
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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. I was part of the first generation in my family to attend university – going to the London School of Economics...
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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. I joined Willis Towers Watson in 2008 as a fresh Maths graduate from...
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Claudia Marciano
Claudia Marciano
Global Head of Consultant Relations
Claudia Marciano
Global Head of Consultant Relations
I am white and Italian/British dual national. I came to London from Italy thanks to a scholarship from the EU in 2000 and 3 months became 20 years. I...
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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. Shortly after, I decided to jump...
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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. After graduating...
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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. I started...
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Gavin Lewis
Gavin Lewis
Managing Director
Gavin Lewis
Managing Director
Gavin Lewis was born in Tottenham, in inner city London. He was raised in a single parent family and attended state secondary school before completing...
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Gregory Belonogoff
Gregory Belonogoff
Principal
Gregory Belonogoff
Principal
Mr. Belonogoff is a principal for CarVal Investors. Based in London, Mr. Belonogoff is responsible for leading the firm’s London office, as well as...
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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...
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James Smith
James Smith
Actuarial Consultant
James Smith
Actuarial Consultant
I am white British, and grew up in Surrey where I was educated in state schools. Coming from a family who worked predominantly in manufacturing and...
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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...
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Jayne Styles
Jayne Styles
Jayne Styles
Jayne has a wealth of financial services experience. As MS Amlin’s Chief Investment Officer for over 16 years, and group Executive member, she...
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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. I am a fully qualified actuary, and a Director within Russell Investments’ UK...
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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. In October 2016, she assumed the role of...
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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. I...
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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. I went to independent and state schools in South Africa, and read history...
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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. I attended the local mixed comprehensive school and went onto the...
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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. I attended a comprehensive school and then went on to study Politics at York University. I...
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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. I joined the British Army...
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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. I have worked in financial services recruitment...
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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. As...
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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. and Spain, attended Vanderbilt University and Columbia Business...
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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 Economics...
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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. I have 20+ year of experience in Asset Management...
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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. I went to private school and then went on to study Management Sciences at Loughborough University. I’ve...
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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. I obtained a BA Honour’s degree in Medieval & Modern History from the University of Birmingham and was the first...
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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. I went to a co-ed school in Paris and then studied...
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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. In my current role at HSBC Global Asset Management I head up the Product...
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Michael Gentry
Michael Gentry
Head of Counterparty Risk & Relationship Management
Michael Gentry
Head of Counterparty Risk & Relationship Management
I am white and European and attended a mixed comprehensive school in East London. As a mature student I latterly achieved an MSc in Business...
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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. I went to school in both the public and private sector and later went on to study Maths and Economics at...
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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. I didn’t go to university...
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Ngozi Fasan
Ngozi Fasan
Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Vice President, Senior Operations Specialist
Ngozi Fasan
Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Vice President, Senior Operations Specialist
I am black African of Nigerian descent. My early education was completed in Lagos and I returned to the UK to study A Levels. I then went on to...
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Nick Huggett
Nick Huggett
Partner
Nick Huggett
Partner
I am white British, born in Bristol and raised in West Sussex. I went to my local comprehensive school, and went on to study Surveying at UWE, Bristol...
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Nicola Maddox
Nicola Maddox
Talent and Inclusion Development Partner
Nicola Maddox
Talent and Inclusion Development Partner
Nicola Maddox is the Talent and Inclusion Development Partner at Federated Hermes. She is responsible for the development and implementation of their...
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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. And I took an 8-year career break before joining...
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Rachel Weallans
Rachel Weallans
Global Head of HRBPs
Rachel Weallans
Global Head of HRBPs
I am mixed race (Chinese and white British) and grew up in Stockton-on-Tees. I studied History at the University of Sheffield. I also have an MA in...
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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. I spent 17 years at Merrill Lynch/Bank of America Merrill...
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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. We put trust and quality back at the heart of asset management executive search...
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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. As part of this I undertook a placement year within...
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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. After studying Philosophy and Business...
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Tom Eagar
Tom Eagar
Senior Associate, Asset management
Tom Eagar
Senior Associate, Asset management
I am of Dutch and British descent, having been born in the Netherlands, before growing up in the UK. I attended the local state school before going...
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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. Leaving after A levels I chose not to undertake an...
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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 of...
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