Podcast Guests

Funke Abimbola MBE
CEO, Austen Bronte Consultancy
Funke was a guest on: "Let’s Talk About Racism – #BlackLivesMatter" & "Looking beyond our walls – what we can learn from the legal sector & finding talent in other specialisms"
Anu Adebajo
Investment Manager, British Business Bank
Anu was a guest on the episode: "Faith and Ethnicity in the Workplace"
Barbara Annis
CEO, Gender Intelligence Group
Barbara was a guest on the episode: "Harnessing the commercial value of gender and millennial intelligence"
Carmen Arias Gonzalez
Global Cash Management, Banco Santander CIB
Carmen was a guest on the episode: "The voices of new and rising talent"
Vivienne Artz
Chief Privacy Officer, Thomson Reuters & President of Women in Banking and Finance
Vivienne was a guest on: "The Road to Gender and BAME Parity"
Robert Baker
Senior Partner and Global Client Director, Mercer
Robert was a guest on the episode: "Inclusivity Without Alienation"
Jazz Bhogal
Deputy Director, Civil Service D&I
Jazz was a guest on the episode: "Driving National, Regional and Local Change"
Felicity Blake
ACI New Zealand
Felicity was a guest on the episode: "Rising to the diversity recruitment challenge"
Ghela Boskovich
Founder, FemTechGlobal
Ghela was a guest on the episode "Personal Stories: Being your authentic self in life and at work"
Ben Brabyn
CEO, Level 39
Ben was a guest on the episode: "Does the FinTech industry have the talent it needs today… and tomorrow?"
Dr Miranda Brawn
Founder, Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation
Miranda was a guest on:"The Road to Gender and BAME Parity" & "Ethnicity in Diversity – We need to talk about race"
Josh Brekenfeld
Oversight Manager, Lloyds of London
Josh was a guest on the episode: "Diversity in Insurance and the Essential Topic of Mental Health"
Steve Brown
Director, Empiric & Group Director, Tourstan Group
Steve was a guest on the episode: "Inclusivity Without Alienation"
Tom Bull
Director, EY
Tom was a guest on the episode: "Does the FinTech industry have the talent it needs today … and tomorrow?"
Pips Bunce
Head of Global Markets, Technology, Core Engineering Strategic Programmes at Credit Suisse
Pips was a guest on: "Creating space for complete inclusion"
Ann Cairns
Global Co-Chair, 30% Club & Executive Vice Chairman, Mastercard
Ann was a guest on: "People, Policy and Progress: The importance of gender equality & ethnic minority representation"
Claire Calmejane
Group Chief Innovation Officer, Societe General
Claire was a guest on: "Transformation vs Innovation – The future and the female global workforce"
Matt Cameron
Founder, The Ocean Partnership & LGBT Great
Matt was a guest on the episode: "Harnessing exceptional LGBT+ and ethnic minority talent"
Sylvia Carrasco
Founder & CEO, Goldex Technologies
Sylvia was a guest on the episode: "Diversity in AI and the challenges of removing bias"
Alison Choy
Head of Machine Learning, Starling Bank
Alison was a guest on: "Tales from a female AI entrepreneur, capital raising, data bias, the ‘heroine’s journey’ and practical ways men can support"
Paul Cleal
Vice Chair, Kingston University
Paul was a guest on: "Changing organisational mindsets and the advancement of talent from ethnic groups" & "Let’s Talk About Racism – #BlackLivesMatter"
Kimberley Cole
Head of Solution Sales, Refinitiv
Kimberley was a guest on: "Diversity in Risk & Compliance, and the Quest to Eliminate Modern-day Slavery"
Adam Conn
Head of Trading, Baillie Gifford
Adam was a guest on the episode: "Diversity in Trading and The Next Generation of Senior Management"
Rae Cooper
Professor & Associate Dean, University of Sydney Business School & Director of the Women Work and Leadership Research Group
Rae was a guest on: "Securing the future of financial services through improved diversity"
Charlotte Crosswell
CEO, Innovate Finance
Charlotte was a guest on: "Global institutional inclusivity and female FinTech representation" & "Does the FinTech industry have the talent it needs today... and tomorrow?"
Amali de Alwis
CEO, Code First: Girls
Amali was a guest on the episode: " Increasing female representation in tech and entrepreneurship"
Pippa Dale
Head of Fixed Income Roadshows, BNP Paribas & Founding member of LBWomen.org
Pippa was a guest on: "Inclusivity in tech and intersectionality in the workplace"
James De Sausmarez
Head of Investment Trusts, Janus Henderson Investors
James was a guest on: "Changing organisational mindsets and the advancement of talent from ethnic groups"
Suzan Denoncourt
Managing Director, Ingenico Group Canada
Suzan was a guest on the episode: "D&I – Forget ‘why’ and move onto ‘how’" - Recorded Live
Dr Nancy Doyle
Founder & CEO, Genius Within CIC
Nancy was a guest on the episode: "Balance Beyond the Spectrum: Neurodiversity and mental health in the workplace"
Matt Elliott
People Director, Virgin Money
Matt was a guest on the episode: "Comparing and contrasting D&I in capital markets and banking"
Marissa Ellis
Strategy Consultant, Advisor & Founder of Diversily
Marissa was a guest on: "Driving Greater Inclusivity and Collaboration in Asset Management & Financial Services"
Jan Estep
President & CEO, NACHA
Jan was a guest on the episode: "Harnessing the Power of Intersectionality" - Recorded Live
Dr Eliza Filby
Broadcaster and millennial expert
Eliza was a guest on the episode: "Harnessing the commercial value of gender and millennial intelligence"
Rosemary Frazer
Disability Equality and Inclusion Consultant
Rosemary was a guest on the episode: "Matters of Disability and Mental Health Wellbeing."
Mark Fryer
Director & board member, ABSTRACT
Mark was a guest on the episode: "Diversity in Trading and The Next Generation of Senior Management"
Tracey Groves
CEO & Founder, Intelligent Ethics
Tracey was a guest on the episode: "Diversity in AI and the challenges of removing bias"
Andy Gibson
Head Gardner of Mindapples
Andy was a guest on: "Balance Beyond the Spectrum: Neurodiversity and mental health in the workplace" & "Managing the Mental Health of Remote Teams"
Kate Grussing
Founder & Managing Director, Sapphire Partners
Kate was a guest on the episode: "Feeding the Female Pipeline and Board Diversity"
Claire Harvey MBE
Director of Culture & Inclusion, Edit Development & GB Athlete
Claire was a guest on the episode: "Innovation and Inclusion"
Jane Hill
BBC Presenter
Jane was a guest on the episode: "Coming Out and Staying Visible"
Lord Hayward of Cumnor
Lord Hayward was a guest on the episode: "Looking back at legislative change and facing forward into the digital universe"
Lord Holmes of Richmond MBE
Lord Holmes was a guest on episode: "Innovation and Inclusion"
Jemima Jefferson
Inclusion & Diversity consultant & Mental Health First Aid National Trainer
Jemima was a guest on: "Diversity in Insurance and the Essential Topic of Mental Health"
Mariam Jimoh
Founder & Director, Women in the City Afro-Caribbean Network (WCAN)
Mariam was a guest on episode: "Intersectionality and building a pipeline of diverse talent"
Pamela Jones
Operational Change & Integration Manager, TP ICAP & Board Member, Women In Listed Derivatives
Pamela was a guest on: "Ethnicity in Diversity – We need to talk about race"
Jackie Kallman
Head of Payments Industry, ANZ
Jackie was a guest on episode: "Rising to the diversity recruitment challenge"
Kristina Kamfer
Doctoral Candidate, University of Oxford
Kristina was a guest on the episode: "The voices of new and rising talent – Recorded live at Sibos 2019"
Bindi Karia
Technology & start up advocate and founder a boutique advisory firm
Bindi was a guest on: "Role models vs Real models"
Husayn Kassai
CEO, Onfido
Husayn was a guest on the episode: "Does the FinTech industry have the talent it needs today … and tomorrow?"
Natalie Kenway
Acting Editor, Investment Week
Natalie was a guest on the episode: "Inclusion and Opportunities in Investment Management"
Jacqueline Keogh
Global Head Payments GTM, Western Union Business Solutions
Jacqueline was a guest on the episode: "The Commercial Impact of Diversity"
Deanne Keetelaar
General Manager, Payments & Financial Services Product & Innovation for Australia
Deanne was a guest on: "Rising to the diversity recruitment challenge"
Ruben Kostucki
COO, Makers Academy
Ruben was a guest on the episode "Allies, Role Models and Champions of Change"
Andy Lee
Strategic Lead for Diversity in Business, The Royal Bank of Scotland & NatWest Business Banking
Andy was a guest on: "Intersectionality between Banking and Entrepreneurship"
Tim Levene
CEO, Augmentum
Tim was a guest on the episode: "Does the FinTech industry have the talent it needs today … and tomorrow?"
Gavin Lewis
Managing Director, Black Rock & Co-creator of The Diversity Project’s #TalkaboutBlack
Gavin was a guest on: "Let’s Talk About Race – #TalkAboutBlack"
Diane Lightfoot
CEO, The Business Disability Forum
Diane was a guest on the episode: "Talking disability – the business case for attracting talent that both includes and empowers disabled employees"
Tiina Likki
Principal Advisor, The Behavioural Insights Team
Tiina was a guest on: "Talking disability – the business case for attracting talent that both includes and empowers disabled employees"
Rania Llewellyn
Executive Vice President, Global Business Payments
Rania was a guest on the episode: "D&I – Forget ‘why’ and move onto ‘how’ " - Recorded live
Dr Grace Lordan
Associate Professor in Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics
Grace was a guest on the episode: "Building Resilience Within Work Through Behavioural Science"
Liz Lumley
Steering Committee Member, FinTechTECHTalents18, Founder of The Collective Network
Liz was a guest on the episode: "Calling Time on Inequality"
Edie Lush
Executive Editor, Hub Culture & Host of Global GoalsCast
Edie was a guest on: "How Inclusion, Education and Technology are Impacting Our Economy & Society" & "How to Present and Sell Over Digital Channels"
Justine Lutterodt
Director and Leadership Consultant, Centre for Synchronous Leadership
Justine was a guest on the episode: "Leadership, Race & Recruitment"
Cathryn Lyall
Co-Founder, The Seismic Foundry
Cathryn was a guest on the episode: "Comparing and contrasting D&I in capital markets and banking"
Madison Marriage
Tax and Accounting Correspondent, The Financial Times
Madison was a guest on the episode: "Presidents Club exposé one year on & creating the next generation of tech talent"
Robert McKillop
Global Head of Product, Aberdeen Standard Investments
Robert was a guest on the episode: "Allies, Role Models and Champions of Change"
Heather Melville OBE
Director & Head of Client Experience, PwC
Heather was a guest on the episode: "Leadership, Race & Recruitment"
James Melville-Ross
Senior Managing Director Strategic Communications, FTI Consulting
James was a guest on: "Disability – Challenging the Soft Bigotry of Lower Expectation"
Alicia Millar
Director of Learning and Development, Reed Smith, NED, MyGWork & co-chair, LGBT chapter of The Network of Networks
Alicia was a guest on: "Organisational Culture and Inclusive Networks"
Raphael Mokades
Founder & Managing Director of Rare Recruitment
Raphael was a guest on the episode: "Let’s Talk About Race – #TalkAboutBlack"
Rosa Morgan-Baker
Head of Partnerships, The Brokerage
Rosa was a guest on the episode: "Driving National, Regional and Local Change"
Dominie Moss
Founder of the Return Hub
Dominie was a guest on the episode: "Recruitment through the lens of Social mobility and Returners"
Shafi Musaddique
Reporter at CNBC
Shafi was a guest on the episode: "Faith and Ethnicity in the Workplace"
Samantha Jayne Nelson
Vice President, Risk Engineering in the Global Energy Practice of Marsh
Samantha Jayne was a guest on the episode: "Personal Stories: Being your authentic self in life and at work"
Reggie Nelson
Graduate Analyst, Legal and General Investment Management
Reggie was a guest on: "Recruitment through the lens of Social mobility and Returners" & "Let’s Talk About Racism – #BlackLivesMatter"
Richard Nesbitt
Adjunct Professor, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Richard was a guest on the episode: "Building Resilience Within Work Through Behavioural Science"
Louise Newby
Director, Three Eggs Mental Health Training
Louise was a guest on the episode: "Matters of Disability and Mental Health Wellbeing"
Chris Newlands
Editor of Financial News
Chris was a guest on the episode: "From valuing diversity to valuing difference"
Birgit Neu
Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, HSBC
Birgit was a guest on the episode: "Ethnicity in Diversity – We need to talk about race" -
Noreen Niazi
Co-founder, Muslim Women Connect
Noreen was a guest on: "Is data driving inclusivity and impacting ethnic minority representation?"
Alex Odwell
Managing Director, Referment
Alex was a guest on the episode: "Intersectionality and building a pipeline of diverse talent"
Michael Ollitervo-Murphy
Customer Experience Leader, Mercer - UK & Ireland
Michael was a guest on: "Creating and Retaining a Diverse Workforce"
Ibiyemi Okuneye
Standard Chartered
Ibiyemi was a guest on: "The voices of new and rising talent" - Recorded live at Sibos 2019
Justin Onuekwusi
Multi Asset Fund Manager, Legal & General Investment Management
Justin was a guest on the episode: "Driving D&I on the Investment Floor"
Abadesi Osunsade
Founder, Hustle Crew and NonTechTech
Abadesi was a guest on the episode: "Inclusivity in tech and intersectionality in the workplace"
Hephzi Pemberton
Angel Investor and Founder & CEO, Equality Group
Hephzi was a guest on: "Harnessing exceptional LGBT+ and ethnic minority talent"
Trevor Phillips OBE
Trevor was a guest on the episode: "Looking back at legislative change and facing forward into the digital universe"
Rashmi Prabhakar
Chief of Staff for Global Services, Finastra
Rashmi was a guest on the episode: "The Commercial Impact of Diversity"
Linda Quaranto
Managing Director, Deloitte’s Human Capital Financial Services Consulting
Linda was a guest on: "Harnessing the Power of Intersectionality"
Tanuja Randery
Operating Executive, Apax Partners & co-founder, PowerWomen Network
Tanuja was a guest on: "Insights into D&I in Private Equity & Venture Capital"
Peter Randall
President, SETL
Peter was a guest on the episode: "Diversity of Age and Data-Driven D&I"
Dan Ricard
Transformation Lead, PwC’s UK Sales & Marketing & founder & co-chair of The Network of Networks
Dan was a guest on: "Organisational Culture and Inclusive Networks"
Rosie Reynolds
Chief Commercial Officer, Aspect Capital
Rosie was a guest on the episode: "The Value of Introverts and Importance of Apprentices"
Jacqueline de Rojas
President, techUK & chair of the Digital Leaders board
Jacqueline was a guest on: "How Inclusion, Education and Technology are Impacting Our Economy & Society"
Alison Rose
Deputy CEO, NatWest Holdings & CEO, Commercial & Private Banking, Royal Bank of Scotland
Alison was a guest on: "Does the FinTech industry have the talent it needs today … and tomorrow?"
Karen Rudich
CEO and Founder, FireDrake
Karen was a guest on the episode: "Does the FinTech industry have the talent it needs today … and tomorrow?"
Asif Sadiq MBE
Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at The Telegraph
Asif was a guest on the episode: "Role models vs Real models"
Bhavini ‘Bev’ Shah
Founder and CEO, City Hive
Bev was a guest on the episode: "Driving D&I on the Investment Floor"
Yasmin Sheikh
Founder, Diverse Matters
Yasmin was a guest on the episode: "Disability – Challenging the Soft Bigotry of Lower Expectation"
Polly Shute
Partnership and Sponsorship Consultant
Polly was a guest on the episode: "Coming Out and Staying Visible"
Karis Stander
Managing Director, Investment 20/20
Karis was a guest on the episode: "Inclusion and Opportunities in Investment Management"
Carol Stewart
Coach for high achieving introverted women
Carol was a guest on the episode: "The Value of Introverts and Importance of Apprentices"
Gavin Stewart
Associate Director at Grant Thornton UK LLP
Gavin was a guest on the episode: "Digital Resilience, Regulation and Risk – Financial education and the regulation of financial services"
Rosemary Stone
Global Head of Human Resources, SWIFT
Rosemary was a guest on the episode: "Securing the future of financial services through improved diversity" - Recorded live
Jon Terry
Partner, PWC
Jon was a guest on the episode: "Is data driving inclusivity and impacting ethnic minority representation?"
Janet Thomas
Managing Director, Infinity Capital Partners
Janet was a guest on: "People, Policy and Progress: The importance of gender equality and ethnic minority representation"
Erin Thornton
Coordinator of SWIFT’s Diversity & Inclusion grass roots network
Erin was a guest on the episode: "The voices of new and rising talent"
Sally Todd
President, City Women Network (CWN)
Sally was a guest on the episode: "From valuing diversity to valuing difference"
Adam Toms
CEO Europe, OpenFin
Adam was a guest on the episode: "Does the FinTech industry have the talent it needs today … and tomorrow?"
Bizhan Tong
Client Experience, Barclays Private Bank and Overseas Services
Bizhan was a guest on the episode: "Intersectionality between Banking and Entrepreneurship"
Randall Tucker
Chief Inclusion Officer, Mastercard
Randall was a guest on the episode: "Harnessing the Power of Intersectionality" Recorded Live
Sam Turner
Head of Inclusion & Diversity, Westpac Group
Sam was a guest on the episode: "Securing the future of financial services through improved diversity" - Recorded live
Erin Uritus
CEO, Out and Equal
Erin was a guest on the episode: "The power of intersectionality, LGBTQ+ advocacy and the influence of corporate activism"
Vanessa Vallely
Managing Director, WeAreTheCity and Founder of Gender Networks & Rising Star Awards
Vanessa was a guest on the episode: "Feeding the Female Pipeline and Board Diversity"
Tanya van Biesen
Executive Director of Catalyst’s operations in Canada
Tanya was a guest on the episode: "D&I – Forget ‘why’ and move onto ‘how’ " - Recorded live
Smriti Vicari
Head of FinTech, Visa
Smriti was a guest on the episode: "The Commercial Impact of Diversity"
Dr Catriona Wallace
Founder & Executive Director, Flamingo Ai
Catriona was a guest on: "Tales from a female AI entrepreneur, capital raising, data bias, the ‘heroine’s journey’ and practical ways men can support" & "Leadership In Times Of Crisis"
Jane Welsh
Senior Investment Consultant & Project Manager, Diversity Project
Jane was a guest on the episode: "Driving Greater Inclusivity and Collaboration in Asset Management & Financial Services"
Geoffrey Williams
Director/Head of Diversity & Inclusion EMEA, Refinitiv
Geoffrey was a guest on: "Global institutional inclusivity and female FinTech representation"
Lee Willows
Founder & CEO, Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust
Lee was a guest on: "Digital Resilience, Regulation and Risk – Financial education and the regulation of financial services"
Travis Winstanley
Games Investment Director, Catalis SE & Cofounder and Director of Diversity VC
Travis was a guest on: "Insights into D&I in Private Equity & Venture Capital"
Laurissa Wiitala
Senior Manager of Product Development in Global Solutions, Royal Bank of Canada
Laurissa was a guest on the episode: "The voices of new and rising talent"
Wincie Wong
Head of Innovation for Supply Chain Services, RBS
Wincie was a guest on the episode: "Presidents Club exposé one year on & creating the next generation of tech talent"
Andy Woodfield
Partner, PwC
Andy was a guest on the episode: "Creating and Retaining a Diverse Workforce"
Gemma Young
Founder, The DiversiTech Hub and Women of FinTech
Gemma was a guest on the episode: "Transformation vs Innovation – The future and the female global workforce"