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.
Catherine Finley joined Burberry in 2020 and is currently VP, Talent, Learning and HR Transformation. In this role she is responsible for acquiring, developing and retaining great talent to drive Burberry’s strategic agenda. Prior to this, Catherine spent over 12 years at American Express where she held numerous leadership roles in the global HR function. She has an Master of Arts specialising in Change Management from the University of Toronto and an Honours degree in Biology from the University of Western Ontario. Catherine lives in Toronto with her husband, 2 kids and 2 dogs.
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.
Claire Harvey brings years of public sector, regulatory, corporate and third sector leadership experience, and an impressive record of impact and achievement through positive disruption and culture change. Her passion is the future of work; working with both schools, universities and corporate workplaces, ensuring that young people are ready to be great leaders of the future in organisations that have positive cultures.
Coupled with a fascinating sporting record as a Paralympian, Claire’s personal and career journey provide a powerful credibility and capability to influence culture in organisations that few others can. Her strong interpersonal skills combined with her style as a pro-active and personable leader to empower individuals to take ownership and implement meaningful change for themselves and their organisations.
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.
Hannah is a retired Captain of the British Army. She commissioned in 2010 and since that time has commanded soldiers across the world including in Germany, Canada, Kenya and Afghanistan. Currently she works for a global bank combating financial crime.
Hannah is also a transgender woman and her personal story of transition captured the imagination of the nation in 2015. A true advocate for equality, she used her public profile to promote a realistic portrayal of transgender individuals in the UK, becoming an inspiration to many.
She and husband Jake were the subjects of hit Channel 4 documentary 'Our Baby: A Modern Miracle' in 2020 and the couple have appeared on 'Made in Chelsea' and feature regularly on British television.
Hannah is a patron for the charity Mermaids and an ambassador for LGBT Sport in Wales. Her work in diversity has won her several accolades including Cosmopolitan Woman of the Year, an honorary fellowship from Cardiff University and in June 2019, an MBE for her work updating LGBTQ policy in the British Army.
Jake Graf is a multi award winning director, writer and actor based in London known for his roles in ’The Danish Girl' and ‘Colette’ and for viral hit ‘Headspace’. Through his work he aims to elicit acceptance and understanding via the medium of cinema and his first 9 films have screened at over 100 festivals worldwide. All are used as educational tools in universities, schools, prisons and media events internationally.
Recent roles include BBC Doctors, ITV's Butterfly and opposite Keira Knightley in feature film ‘Colette’.
First feature film 'Lavender' is in development with Ardimages (‘God’s Own Country’) and MisFits Entertainment ('Alleycats'/'McQueen'). His next short film, 'Stone' is in development with Wychwood Media. He is currently consulting on the musical version of ‘The Danish Girl’.
Jake is a vocal and visible member of the transgender community, speaking internationally on trans issues, particularly in relation to film and media. He is a patron of the Mermaids charity and The Albert Kennedy Trust.
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.
Pauline has an impressive CV where she has led on diversity and inclusion for Heathrow, Eli Lilly and Co, Barclays and Grant Thornton. She is a key advocate for inclusive leadership. A human resources professional with over twenty years’ experience, in all of Pauline’s roles she has been dedicated and committed to attracting, retaining and promoting diverse talent. In 2016 she was named on the Global Diversity List as a Diversity Leader.
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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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