LLOYD'S BANKING GROUP TOP 10 - CHAMPIONS (ALLIES)
Martin is the Group Treasurer at UBS Group AG and the UK Chief Executive for UBS’s AG London Branch. Under her leadership, UBS has launched a DE&I Impact Report and Gender & Pay Gap report in the UK. Bea has been instrumental in helping MOSAIC build momentum in achieving our race and ethnic diversity objectives. As of March 2022, she has the additional role of Chief Transformation Officer. Previously, Martin served as Global Chief Operating Officer for UBS Investment Bank from 2015 to 2020, UK Chief Operating Officer for UBS AG London Branch from 2014-2019 having joined UBS in 2012 as Chief of Staff to the CEO of the Investment Bank. Before joining UBS, Martin held positions in fixed income sales and trading at Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration and is fluent in English, Spanish and German.
Eaton is OVO’s Chief People Officer. Her ability and desire to deliver forward-thinking initiatives in fast-paced environments has helped the energy supplier develop a culture where its people belong. Having worked for Arm and Barclays previously, Eaton, through her creativity and drive, builds companies that enable talent to thrive. Her warm, always approachable style makes her a perfect fit for OVO and she effortlessly embodies its values: find a better way, do what’s right and build something great. Her sponsorship of OVO’s Belonging programme is driving progress around Black, Asian and ethnic minority diversity and inclusion. Building something great is exactly what she’s doing with OVO’s culture.
Osborn is a senior leader at Network Rail with 24 years of operational, commercial and strategic experience. She loves driving improvements in services to passengers, freight and communities. As a woman in a male-dominated industry, Osborn has long been focused on gender equality. In recent years she has learned about her own privilege, which broadened her understanding of a wider range of diversity and inclusion. Osborn now makes a more active choice to use that privilege to benefit others, break down barriers, challenge the status quo, showcase other people’s potential and learn from others’ lived experiences.
Waterhouse is the Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) for National Grid in the UK within a global team. She initiates, oversees and embeds all delivery of DEI initiatives within her span of control with a strong track record in designing, implementing and leading talent management strategies at a strategic, operational and global level. For the last three years, she’s been trailblazing in the DEI space, which is where her passion lies. At National Grid, Waterhouse is leading the charge on creating an environment where everyone feels included. She’s elevated the DEI conversation to go further than discussing protected characteristics, instead bringing to light the often-hidden diversities (socio-economic status, marital status, family structures) whilst still shining a light on race and ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability and religion. “Diversity, equity and inclusion is everyone’s business,” in her words.
Donovan is Chief Pharmacist at Boots UK and has spent more than 25 years at the company. As well as being responsible for a network of pharmacies, he oversees the strategy for community pharmacy, as well as the company’s training and development programme. Donovan began his pharmacy career with Boots in 1996 as a pre-registration pharmacist and has worked his way up to his current role, which he has held since 2015. He holds fellowships at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and the Chartered Institute of Professional Development and is a member of the People Advisory Board of NHS England and a board member on both Community Pharmacy England and Wales, as well as an honorary clinical lecturer at Cardiff University’s School of Medicine. Donovan was awarded an OBE for his services to pharmacy as part of the 2022 Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours.
Taylor is Regional Managing Partner for accountancy firm RSM UK’s central region and Office Managing Partner for the Birmingham office. He is also an elected Council Member for the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce and holds an MBA from Warwick Business School. Taylor joined RSM in 2003 and has held a variety of leadership roles in the firm. He has been in his current role since 2016 and has put improving diversity and inclusion in the region at the forefront of his approach to talent development and recruitment.
Hayward started his career as a civil engineer and over the last 40+ years has amassed design management, business leadership and project management experience through working in the UK, the Middle East, Far East and Europe on complex multi-disciplinary projects. Through his travels, Hayward has developed an understanding of the benefits of diverse ethnic teams and some of the issues that arise and has engaged in a drive to facilitate equity. He applies his experience to benefit ethnic minorities at sustainable design company Arcadis UK, acting as a champion and mentor to colleagues, while using his influence to drive their DEIB agenda for both age and ethnicity.
Fuller is a dedicated ally at Balfour Beatty who stands by his word and strives to make the workplace more equitable. He provides a role model for inclusive behaviours and is not afraid to do the work involved in understanding the experiences of people who are different from himself. He is empathic and passionate about eradicating the barriers that he may not face as a white male, but more importantly he strives to help others see and remove these barriers not because it’s the ‘right thing to do’ but because he truly appreciates that those barriers should have never existed in the first place.
Plewman is the CEO for Macquarie Group in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. As part of his role, he is accountable for driving diversity, equity and inclusion and has put this at the heart of his leadership and firmly on the global agenda. Plewman is a passionate believer in creating a fairer workplace, citing his daughter, who has a disability, as his inspiration for looking differently at the world. He launched an Ethnicity Vision in 2020 to ensure that the company creates racial equity, empowering their people to achieve success and address bias. Plewman is also on the board of the Global Macquarie Foundation, which is focused on creating equity in communities. Macquarie’s philanthropic arm takes an action-oriented approach in supporting community organisations, working to create a fairer, more equitable society, while internally focusing on creating a fairer, more equitable workplace that allows all staff to thrive.
Brindley is a senior leader at KPMG UK. Her words, and most importantly her actions, embody what it means to be an ally of Black heritage and ethnic minority communities. She consistently sustains a high degree of energy, empathy and personal commitment in actively promoting and inspiring others to advance inclusion through intentional, positive, everyday actions. A member of the KPMG African and Caribbean Network since 2015, Brindley has supported every division of the firm to implement their IDE action plan. In the last year she has held more than 60 allyship and mentoring sessions, dedicating more than 200 hours to allyship. A driving force at work for collective and systemic change, she lives in Liverpool with her partner and children and enjoys playing competitive netball.