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Seamus Kearney

Second Vice President at Northern Trust

About

Bio: Seamus is Second Vice President in the Derivatives Project Management Group at Northern Trust, Dublin, Ireland. He has chaired Northern Trust's NT Pride Business Resource Council in Ireland since 2017. Seamus has over ten years financial services experience and previously worked at BNY Mellon in Dublin. His educational background is in Mathematics and Music.

Seamus is an openly gay man and values all areas of diversity and inclusion. Having grown up in rural Ireland and relocated to Dublin for university and work, Seamus has seen attitudes change in Ireland, specifically with regard to LGBTQ+ inclusion. He is delighted to be a LGBT Great Role Model and looks forward to assisting in the project.

In 2014, Seamus and his partner registered a civil partnership, and following the passing of the Marriage Equality referendum in Ireland in 2015, were married in 2016.

Since becoming chair of NT Pride in 2017, Seamus completed Stonewall's LGBT Role Models programme, OUTstanding's LGBT Future Leaders programme, and participated in a reverse mentoring programme with senior management at Northern Trust.

Seamus regularly runs internal events to raise LGBTQ+ awareness, including an annual global dress down day on IDAHOTB day (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia), which has raised over €5000 for Irish LGBTQ+ youth charity, BeLonG To, in 2018/2019. Seamus coordinated Northern Trust's inaugural march in the Dublin Pride Parade in 2018 and the Limerick Pride Parade in July 2019. In 2019, he also created LGBTQ+ lanyards that were distributed widely within D&I groups and LGBT+ Allies. The positive impact of Seamus' work has been evident from colleague feedback and take-up of his initiatives.

Externally, Seamus is Co-Chair of the Financial Services Inclusion Network (FuSIoN) and is responsible for providing support to pillar leads and collaborating with the Northern Ireland stream of FuSIoN. Seamus also manages FuSIoN's Enable Professional Networking' pillar and has volunteered at the LGBT+ Rugby European Tournament, Union Cup. He is an active participant at various LGBTQ+ events in Dublin as both a moderator and panellist.

Recently, Seamus was named as a 2019 OUTstanding LGBT Future Leader Role Model, which was published by Yahoo! Finance in October 2019.

Seamus values the importance of bringing your whole self to work, breaking down any barriers and inauthenticity. Northern Trust values their LGBTQ+ staff, having recently launched a LGBT Ally programme, which is run several times throughout the year in Ireland.
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