Founder & CEO
As one of the UK’s leading specialists in sourcing exceptional diverse talent, I have been a game-changer within the executive search and diversity arenas for over 14 years.
I founded OUTstanding in 2013, to drive the diversification of the boardroom and champion the visibility of senior LGBT+ role models to inspire the next generation of leaders.
My work earned me the title of ‘Innovator of the Year’ at the 2013 European Diversity Awards and I was also named 64th in The Independent’s ‘Rainbow List’ of 101 LGBTQI people who are making Britain better for the community. In 2016, I was appointed a trustee of the Guild of HR Professionals.
In 2017 we launched EMpower, celebrating ethnic minority role models and equipping corporate firms with the knowledge and leadership skills to maintain and develop their BAME talent pipeline. 2017 also saw the launch of HERoes, my unique initiative focused on celebrating female and male leaders working to support gender equality in business.
I am also a Stonewall Ambassador and passionately support many charities including StandUp Foundation, The Albert Kennedy Trust and Smartworks.