About Us

LGBT Great is a global investment industry organisation working to develop all aspects of LGBT+ equality and inclusion within the workplace. We are the first organisation to focus exclusively on the LGBT+ agenda specifically for the industry. LGBT Great believes that there is a real opportunity to catapult the sector’s LGBT+ inclusion to make a positive difference for individuals and employers.

Our vision is an LGBT+ inclusive global investment industry which understands, supports and promotes LGBT+ people. We believe that the investment industry can offer a great choice of career for LGBT+ talent and that the industry can benefit from the unique skills and experience this talent can bring. We focus on the positives that LGBT people can bring to workplace and the investments industry.

Meet the Team

 

Matt Cameron - Managing Director

Matt launched LGBT Great in 2017 with the vision to create LGBT+ inclusion within the global investment industry. Through the development of insights, visibility and outreach, LGBT Great’s mission is to profile and attract 1000 LGBT+ and ally individuals for the sector in 5 years. Matt holds a BA (Hons) degree in History from the University of Birmingham and started his career working with the investment industry in 2009. In 2015 he co-launched The Ocean Partnership, a recruitment and inclusion firm dedicated to investment industry. His team partners with over 40 firms globally to help increase people diversity and encourage the adoption of more inclusive cultures. Through LGBT Great Matt hopes to inspire the investment industry to open its doors to LGBT+ talent and also to provide LGBT+ individuals with access to opportunities within the sector. Follow Matt and LGBT Great on Twitter: @MattJCam @LGBTGreat

 

Clare Scott, Managing Director 

Clare is a strong proponent of diversity and inclusion and originally started her career working for an investment management firm before moving into the world of talent. Clare is an original founder and Managing Director of The Ocean Partnership. She is extremely proud to have created LGBT Great. Clare believes in the power that minority groups can bring to the investment sector. Clare was responsible for spear heading an initiative which resulted in the appointment of more women into the industry and has recently been nominated as an ‘Outstanding CEO Finalist’ in the 2018 Venus Awards. Clare is passionate about the role of intersectionality in LGBT+ inclusion and represents LGBT Great with regards to gender expression and identity in particular. Clare oversees the operational running of LGBT Great and works with the team to ensure that actions are executed, measured and to ensure a that our vision becomes reality and that no-stone is unturned.

 

Peter Hall - Project Director

Peter joins LGBT Great with over twenty years diversity and inclusion advisory experience across a range of sectors. He is  is excited to focus on the investment industry specifically and is a passionate advocate for LGBT+ inclusion in business and wider society. Throughout his career Peter has launched and led several LGBT+ groups and also supported organisations to be recognised as Stonewall Top 100 employers. Prior to joining he was the Member Engagement Manager for the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion where he worked across 90 organisations in the U.K. Peter regularly delivers LGBT+ focussed training and consultancy and develops effective LGBT+ inclusion strategies. 

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David Maloney - Project Chair

"At PwC, I help organisations benefit from innovation and disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence and blockchain. Diversity has always been important to me, and I've had the privilege of working with and leading diverse teams, but now it's more important than ever. It is, of course, the right thing to do for our people.

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James Rendell - Operations Leader 

James holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Business Management and joined Ocean to build our Sales, Marketing & Distribution recruitment specialisation. He is also responsible for generating ideas of innovation and assessing the ways in which technology can be infused within the recruitment process.

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Andrew Lennox - Advisory Group

Andrew joined Hermes in April 2018 with 18 years of previous experience working in financial services, of which 13 years was managing structured finance as a portfolio manager.

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Sarah Bates - Advisory Group

Sarah joined the Board of St James’s Place Plc as an independent Non-executive Director in 2004. She also joined the Investment Committee at that time. She was appointed Chair on 1st January 2014 and is also Chair of the Nominations Committee.

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Sophie Cook - Advisory Group

Sophie is a professional speaker helping businesses to understand the positive contribution of creating an inclusive environment for their LGBT employees and clients. Helping to reduce the fear of change that so often inhibits businesses and individuals ability to reach their full potentia

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Pips Bunce - Advisory Group

Along with her role as Director and Head of GM Technology Core Engineering Integration Components, Pips is co-chair of the firm’s LGBT Ally Program which aims to encourage an inclusive work culture where all are encouraged to bring their whole self to work and to promote authenticity in the workplace regardless of gender identity, gender expression or sexuality.

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Latest Events

Bitesize Learning: An LGBT+ business case review

Friday 29th March, 8.30am - 9.30am. Warnford Court, 29 Throgmorton Street, London, EC2N 2AT. Overview…

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Bitesize Learning: The power of LGBT+ and ally role models

22nd February 2019, 8.30am - 9.30am. Warnford Court, 29 Throgmorton Street, London, EC2N 2AT. Overview…

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Bitesize Learning: Opportunities for LGBT+ inclusion in recruitment

Friday 11th January 2019, 8.30am - 9.30am. Warnford Court, 29 Throgmorton Street, London, EC2N 2AT. Overview…

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Bitesize Learning: Being trans in the asset management industry

Friday 16th November, 8.30am - 9.30am. Warnford Court, 29 Throgmorton Street, London, EC2N 2AT. Overview…

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