About Us

LGBT Great is an initiative created by The Ocean Partnership.

We are the global LGBT+ investment industry network for firms and individuals. Together, we are working towards profiling and attracting 1000 LGBT+ people for the industry within the next 5 years.

Meet the Team


Matt Cameron - Project Founder

Having worked with the investments industry for the last 8 years I have become incredibly passionate about helping to move recruitment, diversity and inclusion agenda’s forward. But what is most concerning is that the investments sector has a systemic problem when it comes to reputational image which is often described as elitist, moribund, inward, conservative and behind the curve.




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.




James Rendell - Project Operations

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.




Andrew Lennox - Advisory Group

Andrew Lennox, Director, is a senior portfolio manager in the European Asset Backed Securities team within BlackRock’s Global Fixed Income group. He is responsible for managing European securitised assets including traditional ABS and corporate style securitisations.




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.




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




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.




Latest Blog

LGBT Great launches first ever LGBT+ employee survey in Investment Industry - Media Release

LGBT Great, created by Matt Cameron of The Ocean Partnership, today announced the launch of the first…

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LGBT people bring something unique to the table.

Can the investment sector learn from investors and embrace cognitive diversity? It should because LGBT…

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LGBT Survey Curtain Call

LGBT Great has been undertaking an innovative piece of research in collaboration with LGBT Capital. LGBT…

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Include. Invest. Perform.

Considering LGBT issues in investment decision-making is still a relatively new concept, but it is becoming…

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LGBT Progress

The report by Croatan Institute: Integrating LGBT Issues in Total Portfolio Activation (September 2016)…

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Latest Events

AuthentiCity - LGBT Careers Event for students

LGBT Great is proud to be supporting the below event;   AuthentiCity - a careers event for Lesbian,…

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Building on LGBT+ inclusion in the investments industry - 15 May 2018

Last night LGBT Great supported a fantastic Diversity Project Event hosted at M&G Investments…

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The Power of Blockchain in Pursuit of LGBT Rights – 15th February 2018

Location: The Office Group, Henry Wood House, 2 Riding House St, Marylebone, London W1W 7FA.   Speakers:…

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Exploring the true nature of LGBT inclusion at work: Panel Debate - 7 February 2018

On Wednesday 8th February LGBT Great sat on an exciting panel debate which looked back at LGBT History.…

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LGBT Great Launch Event – 22 November 2017

Wednesday 22nd 2018 saw the official launch of LGBT Great. We launched the initiative in collaboration…

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