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LGBT Great: The Power of Role Models & Allies

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    Matt Cameron
    Matt Cameron
    Managing Director
    LGBT Great
    Matt is an experienced talent management, diversity and organisational development leader with extensive experience within the investment and savings industry. A proven track record in inspiring others, developing effective strategy, programme execution, managing diverse teams and building effective partnerships. Originally from Lancashire in northern England, he holds a BA (Hons) degree in Modern & Medieval History with Italian from the University of Birmingham and was the first in his family to go to university. Matt takes a key role in the delivery of LGBT Great’s programmes and is responsible for the organisation’s strategic direction. His vision for the buyside is to achieve LGBT+ equality and inclusion maturity to deliver on the expectations of employees, clients and investors. You can follow Matt on Twitter: @MattJCam @LGBTGreat and LinkedIn. Specialities: Recruitment: diversity awareness, bias, search and selection; LGBT+ inclusion: the business case, employee and client engagement; Learning & development: awareness building, leadership, allyship and role modelling; Marketing: developing impactful communications and social media campaigns; Data: developing diagnostics and benchmarking systems; Facilitation: leadership, coaching and presenting.
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    Chloë Davies
    Chloë Davies
    Head of PR & Partnerships
    Chloe Davies is an activist, proud bisexual woman, mother of two, chef and entrepreneur, who campaigns for inclusion and equality in social spaces, corporate organisations and the wider community. She spent over 15 years working in retail, artist management and PR before starting her own company in 2015. Chloe is Head of PR & Partnerships for myGwork - The global recruitment and networking hub for LGBT professionals and organisations promoting diversity and inclusion. Chloe volunteers with UK Black Pride (UKBP) as the Strategic Officer, working closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors to help shape the future of UK Black Pride. She is also the Community Lead for the London Queer Fashion Show - An annual showcase of fashion, identity, and expression.
  • Anne Richards
    Anne Richards
    Chief Executive Officer
    Anne joined Fidelity International as CEO in December 2018 from M&G Investments where she was CEO and a director of its parent company Prudential plc. Anne was appointed a Director of FIL Limited in September 2019. She has worked in the asset management industry since 1992. Anne has almost three decades of experience as an analyst, portfolio manager and CIO and is a strong proponent of ESG investing. Her career path spans many blue chip global names in the financial sector including Alliance Capital, JP Morgan, Merrill Lynch Investment Managers and Aberdeen Asset Management. Anne is a Chartered Engineer and began her career as a research fellow at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research. She is a former chair of the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s Practitioner Panel and is also a member of the US-based Board of Leaders of 2020 Women on Boards, which works to increase the proportion of women on corporate boards. Anne was publicly recognised in the UK for her services to the voluntary sector and to the Financial Services industry by being appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) in 2014 and a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2015. Anne holds an MBA from INSEAD and a BSc (Hons) from the University of Edinburgh as well as an honorary degree from Heriot-Watt University.
  • Andrew Croft
    Andrew Croft
    Chief Executive
    St James's Place Plc
    I am Chief Executive of St James's Place Plc, having joined the company in 1993 I was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in 2004 and became CEO in January 2018. I am passionate about the firm's ethics and doing the right thing. I Chair our company's Inclusion and Diversity group which oversees our LGBT+ agenda and am part of an internal reverse mentoring program to help build greater diversity across our Board. I am also a member of the Diversity Project's CEO Advisory Council and am delighted to be recognised as an LGBT Great Top 110 Executive Ally.
  • Tom Kazmierczak
    Tom Kazmierczak
    Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion
    T. Rowe Price
    Tom serves as Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion for T. Rowe Price, a $1 trillion US-based asset manager. He co-led the creation and launch of the firm's first business resource group, PRIDE @ T. Rowe Price, which was established to ensure all associates can bring their full selves to the workplace. Prior to his role as Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, he was Head of T. Rowe Price Advisory Services, Inc and held a number of leadership roles as part of the firm's direct-to-consumer business in the United States. Tom is a passionate advocate for the LGBT+ community and strongly believes we all have a responsibility to attract, develop and retain LGBT+ talent in the asset management and financial services industries.
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    Marie Dzanis, CIMA
    Marie Dzanis, CIMA
    Head of Asset Management EMEA
    Northern Trust
    Marie Dzanis is the head of EMEA for Northern Trust Asset Management. She has responsibility for overseeing the governance, operations, business development and talent of Northern Trust Asset Management. Marie is on the boards of Northern Trust Global Funds, PLC and Northern Trust Funds Managers (Ireland) Limited. She is chief executive officer of Northern Trust Global Investments Limited. She serves on the Northern Trust Asset Management Executive Committee and the Northern Trust EMEA Executive Committee. Prior to joining Northern Trust in 2011, she held executive and leadership positions at iShares/Blackrock, JPMorgan Asset Management and Smith Barney. Marie’s comprehensive business acumen is demonstrated by having successfully managed multiple channels and the profitable growth of several lines of business in the institutional, intermediary and wealth channels. Her multifacted career began as a financial advisor and subsequently includes experience in securities lending and trading, product development, product sales, sales management and branch management. As a recognized industry leader with more than 25 years of investment management experience, Marie has been awarded a top "Women To Watch" award from Investment News in 2017 and “Top Women in Asset Management” award by Money Management Executive in May 2015. In addition, she is on the women’s board of the University of Chicago Cancer Foundation, involved in Women in ETFs, is on the Advisory Board for BlinkNow Foundation and is a producer for the Maggie Doyne documentary called "Love Letters to my Children."
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