Emma Codd is Managing Partner for Talent at Deloitte LLP, with responsibility for setting and delivering the firm’s talent strategy. Emma was appointed to this role (and to the firm’s Executive) in June 2013 and to the firm’s board in June 2015. Emma, who is married and has twin daughters, also leads a client practice of over 50 people.
Jane is Head of Eastern Region Corporate Banking Division at Barclays, one of the largest regional divisions in Corporate Banking Globally and a UK board member. Jane has been instrumental in repositioning the Barclays brand in the Industry to become the chosen Bank within the Sector. She has been a board member for the Managing Partners Forum as well as a finalist for the Women of the year awards in 2010 in recognition of her work both internally and externally. Prior to her time in Corporate Banking Jane led teams in both Retail and Wealth divisions and is known for her ability to lead businesses through change in a highly regulated environment.
Antoinette Boateng is an experienced Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead for Schroders. She is passionate about people operations and transformation programmes. Antoinette has extensive project and programme management experience. Her industry sector experience is broad and includes - Professional Services, Financial Services, Retail and Consumer, STEM and Not for profit.
Michelle was appointed Chief Risk Officer at M&G Investments in June 2012. Before joining M&G, Michelle had a long career at BlackRock, previously Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM) and prior to that Mercury Asset Management. At BlackRock, Michelle was a member of the European Executive Committee which led the firm's US$1 trillion EMEA business and oversaw the integration of BlackRock and BGI in London. Her wide-ranging career has spanned all major asset classes and a variety of roles including BlackRock’s Chief Operating Officer for International Fixed Income; Global Head of Fixed Income Product for MLIM; Head of Alternative Investments in MLIM and senior roles in the Quantitative Equity and Transition Management businesses.
Linda is Head of Employment for Pinsent Masons and advises on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters. With particular expertise in diversity issues, Linda has set up a diversity forum for clients to discuss the issues facing businesses in this area on a confidential basis. Linda is leading a firm-wide project with the aim of getting more women into partnership, giving her an added insight into the challenges that businesses face in this area. She has been at the forefront of advising clients on the new Shared Parental Leave regulations and has been quoted in the press on this topic. With extensive experience in senior appointments and exits, Linda has acted for companies and for several senior individuals exiting PLCs and global businesses. Linda has also been involved in advising clients on the implications of recent court rulings on holiday pay.
Mia Bennett, Head of Alliances and Special Projects at PwC – currently leads PwC's alliances with new tech companies, startups, VCs, incubators and innovation hubs. She looks after a number of firm-wide open innovation initiatives for PwC and previously led the Emerging Technologies practice at the firm. Before joining PwC, Mia founded ToD, a mobile app development agency based in London and Manchester. A number of her projects were featured by the BBC, the Guardian, WIRED, Fast Company and even at Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York amongst many others.
Helen Dale, director of Grant Thornton works hands-on with executive boards and their senior management teams / project leads to plan and deliver effective and sustainable change across their organisations. Helen also leads the Tailored Options Process in London helping business leaders respond to critical funding requirements. She has worked across practice, industry, financing and private equity, with expertise including restructuring debt, transaction services and raising and refinancing debt.
Suzi leads PwC’s UK business which focuses on privately owned businesses and their stakeholders. She has 27 years of experience working with entrepreneurs and private families on how they increase their shareholder value and meet both their business and personal goals both in the UK and internationally. Suzi has a varied client base including retailers, technology, property and manufacturing clients all having growth in common.
Elaine Powell role is to consult and deliver training to organisations on presentation skills, pitching and effective communication. SWC also delivers 1: 1 intensive coaching, speaking and peak performance programmes that equip business owners and entrepreneurs with the skills to deliver high levels of performance in business as well as outstanding speeches at TEDx, conferences, corporations and universities. Now with more than 8 years experience in the art of effective communication, Elaine has trained an outstanding 15,000 people and delivered over 500 workshops. Her clients have included The London Fire Brigade, YMCA, The Challenge, Kids Company and the BBC.
Joanna has been a Tax Partner at EY for 19 years. Joanna qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1990, and since 1993 has provided tax advice to privately owned and publicly quoted companies, both on transactions and in relation to ongoing issues. She currently leads EY’s Mid Market Tax team in London. Joanna is the partner sponsor for the EY Women’s Network which has over 3000 members nationally and runs over 80 events each year.
Ingrid leads People practice across KPMG London and South regions, working with our clients to address their workforce issues. She has over 16 years experience working both as an external adviser and as part of KPMG’s in-house HR leadership team on all aspects of reward strategy, including the development of incentive remuneration structures, performance management frameworks and employee engagement for a number of both large and smaller corporates. This year, she was recognised in the inaugural City AM Power 100 list and is regularly quoted in the press commenting on workforce issues. She has recently been appointed as Vice-Chair of YMCA Downslink Group, a charity based across Surrey and Sussex that supports over 12,000 young people every year.