Diversity and Inclusion is a key issue in financial services, with firms actively working to develop more inclusive corporate cultures throughout their organisations. 

As part of our ongoing Diversity and Inclusion Series, this webinar will explore some of the diversity charters currently available for banks and financial services firms. It will provide a framework within which our members can understand the unique attributes, differences and crossovers between each of the charters, so they can make informed decisions about supporting them and also gain a clearer understanding of what the pledges, implications and targets would be for their firms.

Join the discussion and find out why these charters can produce meaningful action and make a positive difference to your organisation.

This series of webinars aims to raise awareness and provoke discussion about a wide variety of topics relating to diversity and inclusion within the banking and finance sector. The webinars are standalone, so can be attended independently but our recommendation is to attend all that will be relevant to you and your organisation.

Catherine McGuinness

Catherine McGuinness

Chair of the Policy and Resources Committee, City of London

Catherine McGuinness was elected as Chair of the Policy and Resources Committee on 4 May 2017. She has been an elected Member since 1997 representing ...

Catherine McGuinness was elected as Chair of the Policy and Resources Committee on 4 May 2017. She has been an elected Member since 1997 representing the ward of Castle Baynard, which takes in St Paul's and Fleet Street. Catherine is also a member of the Community and Children's Services Committee and the Finance Committee.

As Chair of the Policy Committee, Catherine holds the senior political role in the organisation. Catherine is also Deputy Chair of TheCityUK, the promotional body for the UK financial services industry, and the International Regulatory Strategy Group.

A solicitor by training, Catherine practised in financial services law for several years, qualifying as a solicitor at Waterhouse & Co (now Fieldfisher), where she became a partner, and leading the London legal departments at Sanpaolo Bank and Banca Commerciale Italiana (now combined as Intesa Sanpaolo). More recently she has worked as a consultant in the alternative investment management sector.

Catherine studied PPE at St Anne's College, Oxford University, and holds an honorary fellowship from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

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Eugenia Migliori

Eugenia Migliori

Principal Policy Adviser at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

Eugenia leads CBI's pay policy. Before joining the CBI, Eugenia was a consultant at the United Nations in New York. She has extensive experience in t...

Eugenia leads CBI's pay policy. Before joining the CBI, Eugenia was a consultant at the United Nations in New York.

She has extensive experience in the public sector drafting and implementing policies in Latin America and was Under Secretary of State of Argentina.

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Harry Matovu QC

Harry Matovu QC

Harry Matovu QC is a barrister and the Founder of the Charter for Black Talent in Finance and the Professions. Harry is a highly ranked QC at the Eng...

Harry Matovu QC is a barrister and the Founder of the Charter for Black Talent in Finance and the Professions.

Harry is a highly ranked QC at the English Commercial Bar and a senior member of Brick Court Chambers, one of the ?Magic Circle? sets of barristers? chambers in London.  He is a noted advocate with a high-profile domestic and international commercial practice, instructed as Leading Counsel by states, major global corporations and other investors and companies in very high-value disputes in the fields of energy and natural resources, finance, civil fraud, insurance/reinsurance and arbitration. He was nominated as Silk of the Year for International Arbitration in the Legal 500 Awards 2020, and he has been described in the legal directories as ?a brilliant legal mind and a strategist who thinks two steps ahead? and "an advocate that you stop and listen to as he really commands the courtroom."

Harry was nominated as Silk (QC) of the Year for International Arbitration in the Legal 500 Awards 2020 and he was named in The Lawyer ?Hot 100? List for 2021. He was also recognised in the Power list 2021 and 2022 as one of the most influential Black professionals in the UK.

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Julie Carruthers

Julie Carruthers

Managing Director, UK Finance

Julie joined UK Finance in March 2020 as Managing Director, Major Projects. Reporting to the CEO as part of the Executive leadership team she is respo...

Julie joined UK Finance in March 2020 as Managing Director, Major Projects. Reporting to the CEO as part of the Executive leadership team she is responsible for leading the delivery and execution of mission critical, high profile, large scale industry projects.

Prior to UK Finance, Julie was Global Head of Operations and Chief of Staff at TP Icap. Spanning a 30 year career, Julie has held a number of senior roles delivering and implementing large scale strategic projects and organisational transformation programmes across operations and technology. Julie spent the earlier part of her career in roles at Deutsche Bank, Nikko Europe and UBS. Julie is also a Trustee of Leadership through Sport and Business and Futures for Kids.   

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Sandra Kerr

Sandra Kerr

Race Equality Director, Business in the Community

Sandra works together with business leaders and government policy makers to influence action on race in the UK. Prior to working at Business in the C...

Sandra works together with business leaders and government policy makers to influence action on race in the UK.

Prior to working at Business in the Community Sandra worked for DWP and the Cabinet Office. Between 2012 and 2016, Sandra chaired the DWP Ethnic Minority Employment Stakeholder Group, advising the Government on employment barriers facing individuals from ethnically diverse backgrounds.

In 2012 Sandra was awarded an OBE in the New Year's Honours List for Services to Black and Minority Ethnic People.  In 2019 Sandra was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday honours list for Services to Equality and Diversity. In 2020, Sandra published the Race at Work Black Voices and the Race at Work Charter report.

More than 24,000 responses to the Race at Work 2015, 2018 and 2021 surveys provided the evidence to establish the Race at Work Charter which has been recently expanded and now has more than 800 employer signatories. Sandra sits on the Royal Society Diversity Committee, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) Strategic Advisory Board and the Cabinet Office Race Board.

Sandra is a big advocate of mentorship, sponsorship and allyship. 

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