Colette Comerford

Colette is Head of Inclusion & Culture at Legal & General Investment Management.

Colette is an openly gay woman and passionate about people, diversity, equality and inclusion. Colette is aware of the challenges faced by the LGBT community in society and at work, for example, she did not feel comfortable coming out to her family until she was 30 and only came out to her work colleagues in general when she co-founded and chaired a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and allies’ network in her former role.

As someone who has experienced homophobia elsewhere she is keenly aware of the need for an inclusive environment which allows people to feel safe, supported and be authentic. She is a member of the Diversity Project’s steering group – an initiative which aims to accelerate progress towards an inclusive culture in the investment profession.