Membership Directory - Individual

Liz Field

Chief Executive Officer at PIMFA

About

Bio: Liz has worked in the financial services industry for 30 years in various disciplines, and as a CEO for 20 years. Fundamentally, whatever the title, she is a people person. She has always been interested in people - in what they are thinking and how she can inspire them to perform at their best in all of the teams and organisations she has run and worked in. Because of this interest, she studied a Masters in Occupational Psychology at Birkbeck University, completing her dissertation on competence, performance and motivation in investment management. The organisations she has run have been industry associations charged with the purpose of setting standards, leading the way and identifying and disseminating best practice. Part of that is to be a role model.

Liz is totally convinced that organisations flourish better with people who think differently to one another, who feel they can ask the stupid question' and who can be themselves. As such, she recognises the need to attract and retain groups of people that are as diverse and talented as possible to organisations whose culture enables these groups to contribute in an open way, knowing they will be valued and respected. That is the way she runs her teams and business and objective observers have commented on the inclusive and open culture they have at PIMFA.

PIMFA is the trade body for financial advisers and investment managers. There are some 55,000 people who work in the investments and savings sector with two thirds based outside London. PIMFA promotes inclusion and diversity within the industry and coordinates various initiatives including Under 40 forum, Women in Wealth, a D&I working group and responding to the call for evidence for gender diversity in financial services. In 2019, it ran its first D&I conference to highlight good practice within investment services and financial advice profession.

Liz comments: "I am delighted to feature in LGBT Great's Pride campaign alongside some of the inspirational leaders of PIMFA's member firms. Feeling included is personal. And to feel included is reassuring, is empowering and encourages you to contribute your best. To have an ally is so important for inclusion, which is why I feel it is important to showcase allyship.

PIMFA, as the trade body for personal investment management and financial advisers, is an active campaigner for diversity and inclusion in our profession. We have a D&I pillar in our members' manifesto, so it is an important objective for our members to increase diversity and inclusion".
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