IoD Central London Branch in partnership with the University of Bath, Executive Education has brought together some leading experts to have conversations with you about this important topic.
Embracing Diversity and Inclusion can provide a business with competitive advantage, but it is not always easy to get started and get the tone right.
This is your chance to ask questions from a panel including Dame Inga Beale (former CEO of Lloyds of London) who are passionate about their subject, who have many case studies to draw upon and who have been actively part of the process of change.
Learn about new approaches to developing ‘pipeline talent’, what a ‘diverse and inclusive board’ looks like today, why it matters and the practical challenges of getting there, regardless of the size of the business from which you operate.
This promises to be a very inter-active event with practical takeaways and we would be delighted if you could join us!
Emma Codd is a Partner of the UK professional services firm, Deloitte LLP.
Emma is also Special Advisor on Inclusion for Deloitte Global.
From 2013 – 2019 Emma was Managing Partner for Talent for Deloitte LLP in the UK and sat on the firm’s Executive Committee. During this period Emma led a period of significant change for the firm from a diversity perspective; as part of this she devised and led the firm’s approach to Respect & Inclusion, a culture change programme that has under-pinned all of the firm’s actions on diversity and received the BiTC Gender Equality Award 2019.
Emma is a member of the BiTC Gender leadership team and in September 2019 became a member of the MACA Lead the Change board, a board established by the UK Government to take forward work to increase the diversity and inclusion at the top of the UK’s leading organisations.
Inga Beale DBE
Board Director, London First
Dame Inga is a British businesswoman and the former CEO of Lloyd’s of London – the 330-year-old insurance and reinsurance market. With over 35 years of global experience in financial services she was awarded her damehood in 2017 for services to the UK economy.
During her 5 year tenure at Lloyd’s, Inga modernised the $40 billion insurance giant through the introduction of technology, moving it from a paper-based market to an electronic trading environment. She embedded a culture of innovation with the opening of the Lloyd’s Innovation Lab in the heart of the market, and expanded into new, high-growth markets including China, Dubai, and India.
As the first female CEO of Lloyd’s, she also played a critical role in advancing diversity and inclusion initiatives across the global insurance sector.
Yasmin Sheikh helps organisations empower their workforce to be disability confident through her consultancy services, workshops, coaching and disability focused events.
Yasmin also helps organisations become more inclusive thereby increasing profitability and improving the retention of staff.
Yasmin is also a multi-award winning international speaker, TEDx Speaker 2018 winner of the Asian Women of Achievement Awards, (in association with Natwest) for her work in tackling pre-conceptions about disability, LGBT and ethnic minorities, Vice-Chair of Lawyers with Disabilities and Council member at the Law Society. She also recently won Changemaker of the Year awarded by the Professional Speakers' Academy for her work in changing cultures in organisations.
Darren Rickards heads the bank’s emerging markets corporate banking business and runs teams and client relationships in Russia, Turkey, the Gulf States, Israel and South Africa.
He has 30 years experience in the financial services industry and has lived and worked in Japan, the UAE and Hong Kong.
He is also Senior Sponsor in the bank’s LGBT+ Pride Network in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and a member of the global LGBT Executive Leadership Council advising on policy, acting as Role Model and mentor to associates around the world.
He speaks both internally and externally at various events on Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace and has been published in professional journals, additionally being rated within the Top 100 LGBT Executives globally by OUTStanding.