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Fern Lai

Consultant at Lane Clark & Peacock

About

Bio: Fern Lai works at Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP) in their London office. She feels very lucky to have started her career at a firm that shares her values. Fern is a pensions actuary and helps trustees manage their DB pension schemes. Alongside her core role, Fern works on corporate responsibility. As part of that she celebrates and communicates all of the fantastic things that people at LCP do just because it's the right thing to do. From LCP’s policies and senior leaders, it is clear that people are at the heart of the business and people come first.

LCP’s Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) initiatives are testament to this. Fern was at LCP for a couple of years when Cat Drummond, Daniel Jacobson and Fran Bailey founded our LGBT+ Network, and this network really gave her a voice when it came to standing up for LGBT+ rights. The individuals had been at LCP all along but when the network was created it felt like there was a community of people behind the cause. Since then Fern has been more vocal about LGBT+ rights than ever; a personal highlight for her was marching in Pride with LCP in 2019.

Fern has always been motivated by wanting to do her best to help the people who need it. Before LCP, she worked at the charity Sense (for deafblind people), and before that, squeezed in as much fundraising as possible while she studied maths at Oxford University.

Fern comments: “Having visible role models made the world of difference to me and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to help others in the same way.

Like plenty of other allies, I’m not a pioneer of LGBT+ rights. I didn’t have the self-confidence to champion these issues alone. And though I’m more comfortable speaking out now, LGBT+ rights remain an emotional issue for me. I’m grateful to the wonderful role models at LCP for getting me to where I am now and I’m absolutely chuffed be a one of the 1000 LGBT Great Role Models.”
Project 1000 Role Models: Project 1000, Top 100 2022
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