Judging Panel

Lord Browne

Riverstone Holdings LLC

Lord John Browne is a well-known figure to anyone involved in the push for LGBT inclusion in the workplace. Having resigned as chief executive of BP after being forced out of the closet, and now as the author of The Glass Closet, Lord Browne has become a key voice in the campaign for LGBT inclusion. He is a former Partner at Riverstone Holdings LLC, and is now Executive Chairman of L1 Energy, as well as holding a variety of board positions.

Dawn Airey

Getty Images

As the CEO of Getty Images, Dawn can boast a wealth of experience at the very highest levels of business. As well her current position, Dawn has also been Managing Director of Channels & Services at BSkyB and the Managing Director of Global Content at ITV.

Ashok Vaswani

CEO, Barclays UK

Ashok is CEO Barclays UK, one of the most inclusive FTSE100 companies, which ranked second in the 2014 Stonewall Global Workplace Equality Index. Ashok is also the Founder Director of ‘Lend A Hand India’, a non-profit organisation which provides access to education, vocational training and employment to those living in poverty.

Harriet Green

CEO & Chairman, Asia Pac

Harriet is the CEO & Chairman, Asia Pac at IBM. She is a global executive with extensive, multi-channel business leadership experience, having lived and worked on four continents. She was CEO of both Thomas Cook Group plc and the leading high service technology distributor Premier Farnell plc. Harriet is also a Non-Executive Director of both Emerson and BAE Systems,  and was awarded an OBE in 2010 for services to industry. She served two terms on the UK Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group, was named Business Leader of the Year at the UK Business Awards in 2013, and won the prestigious Veuve Clicquot Businesswoman of the Year Award in 2014.

Vicki Culpin

Dean of Faculty and Director of Research
Ashridge Business School

Vicki is Dean of Faculty and Director of Research at Ashridge Business School, holding a PhD in Psychology from Lancaster University. As an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Chartered Psychologist, she specialises in organisational behaviour, in particular the importance of well-being at work. Vicki offers our panel a high level of insight into the psychological effects a non-inclusive work environment can have.

Suki Sandhu

Founder & CEO

As one of the UK’s leading specialists in diversity and inclusion for over 14 years, Suki has been a game changer in this field. He founded membership initiatives OUTstanding in 2013, and EMpower and HERoes in 2017 to diversify boardrooms, create more inclusive cultures and champion role models. In 2018, Suki launched INvolve, a motherbrand sitting above these three initiatives, working holistically across LGBT+, gender and ethnic minority inclusion. Both Audeliss and INvolve are committed to creating inclusive working environments for all.

Josh Spero

Deputy Editor of Special Reports
The Financial Times

Josh Spero is deputy editor of Special Reports at the Financial Times, and consulting editor for events. He is Tatler’s art critic and his first book, Second-Hand Stories, came out in 2015.