Legal and General – Top 10 Diversity Heroes 2022


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This category is judged based on evidence provided according to the British LGBT Awards criteria.



Adam is a Marketing Executive and Pillar Lead within the Proudly Network at Virgin Media O2, responsible for ensuring LGBT+ inclusion initiatives reach as many employees as possible. Adam has been instrumental in the creation and implementation of retail pride events, increasing engagement within the Proudly Network by 60% and bringing pride to more employees than ever before. From involvement in reverse mentoring to pushing for pronouns on name badges, Adam challenges the internal LGBT+ inclusion agenda by utilising the expertise of partnerships with organisations such as Stonewall and the Terrance Higgins Trust. A real hero for the diverse workforce within Virgin Media O2.



Belton leads the Digital Identity practice at Protiviti UK and is a longstanding advocate for LGBT+ inclusion and diversity, frequently speaking about an organisation’s need to maintain a diverse workforce at all levels. Belton co-founded the LGBT+ network at Protiviti and recently supported the establishment of the ethnic minority group. In 2021, he was a host for myGwork’s 2021 WorkPride conference, spoke at more than 10 events through TLC Lions and joined the advisory board for The London School of Economics Inclusion Initiative. Belton is a EMPower & OUTstanding Top 20 Future Leader and a Top 10 Black Google Role Model.



Chloe grew up on the south coast, loving the beach, sketching, dinosaurs and computers. One day she’ll find a job sketching dinosaurs on the beach using a computer, but until then she is enjoying working at UBS, where she builds front office risk systems. She came out as trans at UBS and, following a period of being genderfluid in the workplace, she has transitioned to female in all aspects of her life. She still enjoys computers, beaches, sketching and dinosaurs.



Ed has worked for Ford for more than five years and is part of the connected vehicle cyber security team. He chairs the UK board of Ford Globe (Ford’s LGBT+ network) and is vice-chair internationally. Ed recently presented the Globe 25th Anniversary in Europe celebrations to a live audience of more than 350 people. He regularly presents on diversity to individual teams, through senior leadership meetings and to all-hands calls. In 2021, Ed founded – and now chairs – a cross-automotive sector LGBT+ network and works with a number of organisations helping to champion inclusion and develop diversity strategy.


VP, Head of Global Media, Beam Suntory

Jerry is senior marketing leader at Cadbury, Diageo and, recently, GSK who challenges the global industry on representation and inclusion. He’s raised issues around diverse consumers being absent from marketing and LGBT+ community media titles being blocked in ad campaigns. As ambassador for the World Federation of Advertisers he helped run the first ever global inclusion census and launched a practical guide to representation in marketing. He collaborated with the UN Human Rights Council on how marketing can tackle the online spread of hate speech. As a Director at Outvertising he’s helped UK advertisers increase representation within advertising through partnerships and training.



Jonathan leads on international digital content for MTV and Comedy Central, overseeing a wide range of daily social content and short form series. Through his leadership position within ViacomCBS’ Proud UK employee resource group, Jonathan works closely with teams and talent to create entertaining and engaging content that reflects diverse audiences. Content highlights from 2021 include: a slate of LGBT+ History Month videos on TikTok and a new MTV digital series Queerpiphany – hosted by LGBTQ+ luminaries Munroe Bergdorf and Drag Race UK’s Tayce – in which celebrities share pop culture queer awakenings. Previously, Jonathan worked at ITN Productions, Heart London and BBC Radio 2.



At 14, Kevin found himself homeless, having to leave home simply because of who he was. He was adopted from the streets of London by the squatter and house movement, where he discovered his first real ‘family’. Kevin survived, then actively protested against Margaret Thatcher’s homophobic piece of legislation Section 28 and witnessed HIV decimate our community. In his late twenties Kevin returned to education, gained a degree and entered the construction industry, where he fought more homophobia. Over the last 20 years Kevin has been activist, persuader and disrupter, and is now ‘Mother of the House of Prism Europe’, leading the Jacobs Engineering Group’s value of: “we live inclusion”.



As Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at Arup, Luke delivers on the firm’s global ED&I strategy and leads the UK LGBT+ inclusion improvement action plan. Luke is Vice-Chair of Trustees for The Proud Trust, the home of LGBT+ youth, and is responsible for governing the charities activities, including the delivery of its new £2.5 million LGBT+ community centre. Also, as Executive Committee member of Building Equality, Luke co-ordinates an alliance of 60+ construction and engineering organisations to drive LGBT+ inclusion – making the industry more welcoming and supportive for marginalised communities.

Luke was an OUTstanding future leader 2019 and a UK Construction Week role model 2020/21.

Luke was an OUTstanding future leader 2019 and a UK Construction Week role model 2020/21.



Pauric is a Digital Campaigns Lead at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). He is an advocate and mentor for LGBT+ colleagues, advises on inclusion policy and works to amplify the community’s voice globally. In TCS and the wider community, Pauric has highlighted a range of perspectives including the historical impact of the transgender community, hate crimes and their effect, global human rights abuses in Chechnya and elsewhere. In 2021, he was listed in the Top 5 Diversity champions in TCS UK & Ireland (UK&I) and was appointed co-chair of the UK&I chapter of QOLORs – TCS’s global LGBTQ+ network.



Tolu is a Senior Manager at Deloitte UK with more than eight years of software testing consultancy experience and is the intersectionality lead for GLOBE, Deloitte UK’s LGBT+ network. Passionate about diversity and inclusion, Tolu is an Intersectionality advocate in her workplace. As a guest speaker, Tolu presents events both internally and externally to the workplace about the Black experience in the UK and was featured on the OUTstanding future leaders list 2020 and 2021, as well as being named Diva magazine’s Diversity Champion of the 2021, which recognises individuals for championing diversity and inclusion in their workplace and beyond