Mark McLane

Mark is the Head Diversity and Inclusion for M&G Prudential, an international savings and investments business with over 7 million customers across the UK, Europe, Asia and the Americas.    Mark is responsible for architecting a firmwide diversity and inclusion strategy that will leverage organisational strengths, remain nimble in the every-changing global business climate and enable M&G Prudential to maintain their competitive advantage by driving innovation to its customers.

Prior to M&G Prudential, Mark and his partner Carlos moved to the UK in 2011 to join Barclays PLC, a trans-atlantic consumer and investment bank, as the Head of Global Diversity and Inclusion responsible for architecting a global diversity and inclusion strategy.  In addition to his responsibilities to the global strategy, Mark was the driving force behind Barclays headline sponsorship of Pride in London and the expansion of support of over 15 regional prides across the UK.

Mark has also held the positions Director of Diversity and Inclusion for Booz Allen Hamilton, a professional services firm in Washington D.C. and Chief Diversity Officer for Whirlpool Corporation, a Fortune 500 global consumer products company in Benton Harbor Michigan.  While at Whirlpool Corporation Mark was one of three founding members of the OutCenter, the first LGBT community center in southwest Michigan, located in Benton Harbor.

Mark is a commissioner for the UK Equalities and Human Rights Commission, a member of the Lord Mayor of London’s Appeal fundraising Board along with leadership roles as the current Past Master of The Guild of Human Resource Professionals, and on the OutLeadership leadership committee. In 2014, 15 and 16 Mark was recognised by The Guardian’s global LGBT power list, the Financial Times 100 LGBT business leaders in London and named to the top 50 global Diversity Executives by the Economist.