Bobbi Pickard is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion mananger and was the first openly transgender person in bp. As the co - chair of bp Pride’s Transgender Group she has transformed transgender awareness globally within the company and worked tirelessly to pr omote inclusion within the company.
She is the CEO of “Trans in the City” an open corporate collaboration which has brought together over 350 major organisations to collaborate on furthering trans awareness across the world. Extremely active in all areas of diversity but especially the trans awareness space Bobbi speaks at many events around the world on LGBTQIA+ inclusion in business, trans issues and Diversity and Inclusion in industry.
Bobbi is a Diversity Role Model, a very proud champion of Stonewal l Housing helping homeless LGBTQIA+ people find hope, homes and dignity and she has raised over £200k for LGBTQIA+ charities in the last two years.
Christina Brooks is an executive resourcing specialist and inclusion activist with over 15 years of industry experience. She is also the Founder of Ruebik, helping businesses broaden the conversation around gender diversity, to include ethnicity, disability and broader underrepresented communities.
Previously the Global Executive Talent Acquisition Lead at Rolls-Royce, Christina has held management positions in several executive search firms, successfully partnering with a wide range of clients across several sectors. She’s served as a Talent Development Expert at the BBC and also has experience recruiting across investment banking and private equity industries.
Christina uses her in-house, agency, and consulting experience to deliver diverse cross-functional talent and programmes for SME and FTSE organisations through inclusive recruitment techniques; coaching and onboarding programmes; and diversity and inclusion strategy development.
Christina is passionate about improving awareness of neurodiversity and early childhood education in the UK. She sits on the board of Trustees for Footsteps Academy in Tottenham an and is a devoted mentor to young men in the judicial system.
Geoffrey has had a diverse career journey starting his working life in the entertainment industry, working with artists signed to Def Jam and Dreamworks records. He then moved into health care, transport, and media. He has worked in Human Resources/people functions for several years and has experience in Recruitment, Talent Management, learning and development, Corporate Social Responsibility, Organisational Design and Diversity and Inclusion.
He is the Global Head of Diversity Equity & Inclusion at Dr Martens & He was the former Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Thomson Reuters.
He has been featured in the Financial Times Top 100 ethnic minority role models and DIMA 50 male advocates for equality in marketing and media. Geoffrey was recently named on the Global Diversity List 2020, a list that celebrates the people who work tirelessly to ensure that diversity and inclusion are at the very heart of everything they do – a list that contains VP Kamala Harris and Jacinda Ahern amongst others.
Geoffrey is the co-founder of www.RockingUrTeens.com a social enterprise that introduces young people to the real world of work & aims to connect the teens to a positive and vibrant futures. He is also the co-founder of www.oneumbrellaproductions.com an independent production house where they produce original content providing a fresh perspective on the modern Britain, and is a strategic advisor to www.fairhq.co
Geoffrey is a renaissance man who try's his hand at many different things, but all leads to people understanding how trust, collaboration and community lead to success.
Matt Eagles is a positivity activist, speaker, host, panellist and patient champion. Having lived with Parkinson’s Disease for forty-six years, he is skilled in understanding the needs of people living with Parkinson’s, listening, engaging and empowering.
Founding the ParkyLife project, he helps those living with Parkinson’s and their families to live fuller, happier lives, transforming dull, awkward situations into what he terms “Parkywins.”
He has been involved in many coveted awards, including winning the 2020 British Neuroscience Association Award for Public Engagement of Neuroscience, reaching finalist status at the 2020 National Diversity Awards for Positive Role Model (Disability), and judging the 2021 Wego Health Awards, the 2021 Communique Pharma Marketing Awards, and the 2022 Health Tech Awards. He is a member of the Founders Forum Health Tech alongside Twin, a global connective of innovators, and has appeared as a keynote speaker and panelist for Wired Health 2017, Financial Times Live Health Summit Europe, MindshareHuddle, Digital Health World Congress, and more.
Pete Markey is Chief Marketing Officer for
Pete has previously held Director
level roles at
Aviva, Post Office, RSA Group and MORE TH>N. Pete has also worked in
British Gas, the AA and One
Tel in a range of marketing roles. He holds an MBA
Distinction from Ashridge Business School and is a Fellow of both the Marketing Society and
CIM. As well as winning four prestigious Marketer of the Year awards he has consistently
appeared in Campaign’s annual “Power 100.”
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