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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
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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Anne-Christine Farstad
Anne-Christine Farstad
Global Equity Portfolio Manager
Anne-Christine Farstad
Global Equity Portfolio Manager

I was born in the USA but I am French-Norwegian-Brazilian. I have lived in the UK for most of life going to secondary school and university here.

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Antonia Stirling
Antonia Stirling
Head of Corporate Stewardship
Antonia Stirling
Head of Corporate Stewardship

I am white British, went to a private girls school in Manchester, then to Somerville College Oxford where I read Human Sciences.

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Caroline Atkinson
Caroline Atkinson
Head of EMEA Human Resources
Caroline Atkinson
Head of EMEA Human Resources

I am white British and I went to a state school in Kent.

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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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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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Emily McGuire
Emily McGuire
Partner
Emily McGuire
Partner

I am white British and growing up I lived in England, Wales and Scotland.

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Gavin Lewis
Gavin Lewis
Head of UK Institutional Distribution
Gavin Lewis
Head of UK Institutional Distribution

I am black-British, born in Tottenham, London.

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Georgina Harley
Georgina Harley
Product & Service strategy and development
Georgina Harley
Product & Service strategy and development

I am white Australian, went to a co-ed private school, then to university where I studied Psychology and Statistics, joined Mercer a few years afte

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I am white British, went to a co-ed comprehensive school, then to Cambridge where I read Philosophy, joined Schroders straight from University on their graduate programme, was a fixed income fund analyst for them in New York, returned to London as a fixed income fund manager before moving to Newton in 1994.  I was CEO of Newton from 2001 – 2016 and am now leading a new venture, Personal Investing, for Legal and General Investment Management.  I am married, my husband and I have nine children and he is a sta
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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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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Jane Goodland
Jane Goodland
Responsible Business Director
Jane Goodland
Responsible Business Director

A child of the 1970’s I was raised in Sussex and attended the local co-ed comprehensive school.

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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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Jennifer Ockwell
Jennifer Ockwell
Trustee Director
Jennifer Ockwell
Trustee Director

I am white British, brought up in the smallest county in the UK, Rutland, where I went to a comprehensive school until the age of 18 before moving

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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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Jon Terry
Jon Terry
Global Financial Services People Leader and Global FS HR Consulting Leader
Jon Terry
Global Financial Services People Leader and 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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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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Laurence Everitt
Laurence Everitt
Managing Director and Head of Global Funds Services
Laurence Everitt
Managing Director and Head of Global Funds Services

I am a white British, educated at state school before gaining an honours degree in business studies.

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Lesley Williams
Lesley Williams
Chair
Lesley Williams
Chair

I am white British, went to a co-ed comprehensive school, then to University. 

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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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Liz Ashford
Liz Ashford
HR Director
Liz Ashford
HR Director

I am white British (originally from the west country), and went to a co-educational comprehensive school in Bath.

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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
Meike Bliebenicht

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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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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Ole Rollag
Ole Rollag
Managing Principal
Ole Rollag
Managing Principal

I am a white American with a Norwegian name and a French passport.

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Rachel Harris
Rachel Harris
Client Portfolio Manager (Fixed Income)
Rachel Harris
Client Portfolio Manager (Fixed Income)

I am white British and took an 8-year career break before joining Janus Henderson Investors in 2015.

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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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Shelley Tiltman
Shelley Tiltman
Employee Engagement Specialist
Shelley Tiltman
Employee Engagement Specialist

I started out my career in the NHS and followed on to work at a leading disability charity.

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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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Simon Philip-Smith
Simon Philip-Smith
Head of Relationship Management
Simon Philip-Smith
Head of Relationship Management

Born in Yorkshire.

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Sinead Clark
Sinead Clark
Principal
Sinead Clark
Principal

I am white British and grew up in Coventry.   I read Maths at Loughborough University and had a one year industrial placement with Shell, at their

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Virginie Maisonneuve
Virginie Maisonneuve
Founder and Managing Director
Virginie Maisonneuve
Founder and Managing Director

I am Caucasian, French and American and went to a co-ed comprehensive school in France followed by an MBA from ESLSCA and a BA in Mandarin Chinese

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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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