Top 10 LGBT+ Inspirational leaders 2017

In alphabetical order

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WINNER!   Sue Baines

Director, Premier Banking Products & Savings, Premier UK & International at Barclays

Sue is responsible for 3m card portfolio across multiple countries. She tirelessly champions the importance of respecting people from diverse backgrounds, and promoting diversity as an investment in talent that benefits individuals, companies and society. Sue recently became co-chair of Spectrum, Barclays LGBT Network and mentors LGBT networks and business leaders in client, supplier, and charities connected to Barclays to increase their business and community impact via skills-transfer and thought leadership, introduction to LGBT charities and partnership hosting of events. She is also transforming the way Barclays works with charities, leveraging Barclays assets and colleagues to help charities deliver their goals, this includes employability training and career opportunities for service users.

Pips Bunce

Director and Head of Global Markets Technology Core Engineering Integration Components at Credit Suisse

Pips is a Director and Head of Global Markets Technology Core Engineering Integration Components at Credit Suisse, and also co-lead of their LGBT and Ally network. Credit Suisse’s LGBT and Ally network fosters a workplace environment that is open and inclusive for all regardless of their gender identity, gender expression or sexuality. Pips identifies as gender fluid spending half her time as Phil and the other half as Pippa both at work and at home with her wife and children. She works closely with other firms educating around Trans* and non-binary identities and has produced articles and documentaries on the subject with organisations including the Financial Times and the BBC. Pips is highly active in working to eradicate marginalisation and promote the importance of authenticity.

Daniel Gerring

Partner at Travers Smith

Daniel is the firm’s Senior LGBT+ Champion and a strong advocate for Diversity and Inclusion more broadly. Over the last year he has delivered a number of initiatives to promote LGBT equality, both at Travers Smith and in the wider community. He works with a range of charities and community partners including Stonewall, the Police, the Law Society and the RVT (Royal Vauxhall Tavern). Daniel is a partner at City law firm Travers Smith. He is the Head of the firm’s highly regarded Pensions Department, which advises clients on funds with in excess of £90bn of assets, providing pensions to hundreds of thousands of people

Jo Rzymowska

Vice president and Managing Director UK, Ireland and Asia at Celebrity Cruises

Jo has a team of over 100 people at Celebrity Cruises and oversees sales, marketing, revenue and customer service functions in the second largest global market for the cruise line. In 2011 Jo was awarded an Honorary Professorship at the University of West London and in 2012 she was presented with an award by the Association of Cruise Experts for an Outstanding Contribution to Cruise. More recently Jo was ranked inside the top half of the OUTstanding Executive Diversity Top 100 – a listing of the UK’s most influential LGBT business.

Jonathan McClelland

General Counsel at M&G Investments

Jonathan is General Counsel at M&G Investments, the UK and European investment arm of Prudential PLC where, as a member of its Executive Committee, has global management responsibility for its Legal and Company Secretariat function. In 2014, Jonathan initiated conversations with other colleagues identifying as LGBT leading to the formation of M&G’s (and Prudential’s) first LGBT network. In its short history, it has held numerous high profile speaker events, sponsored the Pride 10k run, screened a number of LGBT films and established LGBT inclusion as firmly part of M&G’s corporate DNA.

Jude Satchell-Foley

Global Head of Operations for Application Hosting Services

Jude works for Atos IT Services in a Global Head of Operations role. She is also co-Founder and co-Chair of the AtosPride UK network, which came into being at the start of 2016 and is the first LGBT network in the Atos organisation, and has recently gained executive commitment to develop the AtosPride network globally across the 100,000 employee base. She has two young children with her wife, Lisa.

Ken Janssens

Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer for EMEA, ASIA and LATAM Branches at J.P. Morgan

Ken is a member of the global leadership team of J.P. Morgan’s LGBT Business Resource Group and a board member of Out & Equal. He joined J.P. Morgan in London in 1997, as a graduate trainee. He has since worked and lived in New York, Tokyo, Sao Paulo and London. Ken received his B.A. in Economics from Vlekho University College in Brussels and is fluent in Dutch, English and communicative in Portuguese and French.

Misa Von Tunzelman

Lead Director, UK Marketing & Communications at JLL

Misa is lead director for UK Marketing and Communications at real estate professional services firm JLL and is the Exec sponsor for the business’ Diversity & Inclusion agenda, a focus she sees as vital to the health of any brand operating today. Misa is also on the steering committee for Changing the Face of Property a cross-industry diversity initiative and of JLL’s Building Pride network. She’s one of few ‘out’ bisexual people in the property industry and was included on the Outstanding leading top 100 LGBT executives list in 2015 and 2016. She actively promotes LGBT inclusion and the need for diversity in all its forms within her company and the wider industry.

Nick Crofts

President of the National Members’ Council at the Co-op

Nick leads the Council in its job of ensuring the co-operative Values and Principles remain central to the Co-op, and amplifying the voice of its member-owners. The Co-op is the nation’s largest member-owned business, and is successfully returning to its roots after a challenging few years. Having launched a new membership scheme and returned to its iconic logo, the Co-op is made resurgent – by championing a better way of doing business. Nick and the Council have played a key role in re-establishing the Co-op’s credentials.

Rob Davey

Senior Director, Global Services at Clarivate Analytics

Rob is one of the most visible bisexual business leaders in the UK and works tirelessly to raise awareness of bi-visibility and other LGBT issues in the workplace and beyond. Rob is leader of a global professional services and customer care organisation at CompuMark, part of Clarivate Analytics. He is part of the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion taskforce, led the introduction of inclusive hiring initiatives, mentors LGBT staff and is coordinating the creation of a Clarivate LGBT+ Global Employee Group. Rob has spoken on Bi+ issues for Stonewall, Thomson Reuters, EY and others, and volunteers for the charity Diversity Role Models.