Emma Cusdin

Emma Cusdin has over 20 years experience in Human Resources having worked for global financial services organizations. She is currently a People Director with Aviva and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.

Emma is an openly trans woman, having transitioned in 2009, and she is passionate about raising awareness of trans issues. Emma has spoken at many trans events organized by leading private sector companies and has written a number of blogs including for the Huffington Post and HRzone.

Emma is a Trustee for the Gender Identity Research & Education Society (GIRES) and she chaired the National Trans Youth Conference in 2014 & 2015. She was delighted to receive the Positive LGBT Role Model Award at the National Diversity Awards in 2017 and she appeared in the OUT at work 2016 top 50 UK LGBT Executives as well as in the FT OUTstanding 100 LGBT+ Executives list.

Emma co-founded transformation, the UK’s largest professional networking organisation for trans individuals, their friends and colleagues.