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Michael Browning

Head of digital and marketing services at Artemis Fund Managers

About

Michael joined Artemis Fund Managers in 2012 as head of digital and marketing services. He qualified as a chartered accountant before working for Bank of Scotland, then helping build a digital agency from start-up to part of the Engine Group of marketing companies. Much of his agency experience was managing accounts for large financial services companies, and he has particular interests in digital usability, accessibility, information architecture and the written word.

He came out over 25 years ago at a time when talking about anything LGBT-related in the workplace was not the done thing' and has been a strong advocate ever since for being able to be out, proud and vocal in the work environment. Michael comments: "Particularly in the agency world, I worked with a very diverse bunch of people - creatives, developers, project managers, designers, all of different backgrounds, talents, nationalities, experience, creeds, sexualities, colours, etc. It made me realise that it's the bringing together of a broad mix of people that really makes the workplace buzz and makes businesses fun, exciting and ultimately successful."

At Artemis, he looks after the firm's marketing operations team, including website, email, social, print and presentations. He is a member of Artemis' diversity, equity and inclusion group, championing LGBTQ+ within the business.
As a member of Artemis' DEI working group from day 1, I've been helping coordinate and develop policies and implement actions and changes. And as an out gay man, I've been instrumental in raising awareness and visibility of LGBTQ+ people and issues within the business.
At the start of my career, visibility and acceptance of LGBTQ+ people was very different to today. I've been out for over 30 years and I hope that just by being open and transparent about my sexuality has helped to positively influence my colleagues and clients.
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