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Deon Pillay

Head of Marketing Operations at LGIM


Deon is the Head of Marketing Operations, Legal and General Investment Management in London and also the Chair of the firm's L&GBT+Allies network. Outside of the office, he is the Co-chair of InterInvest, a network of investment professionals, that drives LGBT+ equality across the investment management industry.

Since arriving in London from his home town in South Africa, Deon started his career in financial services at a private wealth management company in client services before joining LGIM in 2010. Deon is passionate about people, a mentor to others, a life coach and an NLP practitioner who is passionate about personal development.

Deon uses his many platforms to drive change for all marginalised communities. He has several notable achievements for his contributions to diversity and inclusion. He is a keynote speaker, sharing his personal experiences to surface LGBT+ issues, a panellist championing diversity and inclusion. In 2019/20/21, Deon was recognised as an LGBT+ Future Leader in both the Outstanding list and Empower Top 50 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders list. In 2020 he was a top 10 Diversity Hero at the British LGBT Awards and the winner of the award in 2021. He has also been a supporter of LGBT Great since inception and was the recipient of the inaugural role models award.

"I am a project 1000 role model because I am a passionate believer in equality, diversity and inclusion, I strongly believe in the power of visible role models and allies and encouraged others to feature in LGBT Great's Project 1000. Overall, I believe that we all have a key role to play in driving this change and through fostering a culture of inclusion and diversity we can make a difference."
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