Along with her role as Director and head of Global Markets Technology Core Engineering Strategic Programs, Pips is co-chair of the firm’s LGBT Ally Program and a member of Credit Suisse's EMEA LGBT committee (which both aim to encourage an inclusive work culture where all are encouraged to bring their whole self to work and to promote authenticity in the workplace regardless of gender identity, gender expression or sexuality.)
Pips identifies as gender fluid and non-binary hence both identities within the Trans umbrella. She has always been open and out both personally and professionally. Being gender fluid, they choose to express as either female or male dependent on their preferred gender expression for a given day both at home or at work. Pips has been happily married to her wife for over 23 years and they have been blessed with 2 children who are now 21 and 18, all of whom embrace whatever opportunities possible to help promote the acceptance and celebration of diversity and inclusion in all aspects of life.
Prior to Credit Suisse, Pips was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs for 5 years, worked at UBS for 2 years, IT consultancies for 3 years and a technical officer at British Telecom research for 7 years.
Pips was awarded a prestigious position in the 2018 OUTStanding and Financial Times Executive Leader list, featured at number 32 in the 2018 Financial Times and HERoes Female Executives list and won the Inspirational LGBTQI Leader category as part of the British LGBT Awards.
She is also an active proponent for many of the firms diversity and inclusion activities, helps produce articles for CS to help inform allies of the importance of inclusivity in the workplace (including the Trans Q&A Guide and the LGBT Ally Program - Focus on Trans Video).
Pips also works with many mainstream media firms such as the BBC, The Financial News and the Financial Times to highlight the importance of Ally programs in progressing LGBT inclusion and on specialized publications such as this article on coming out as Gender Fluid in the Financial Markets or this BBC documentary talking about gender fluidity in the workplace. She presents to many groups on LGBT inclusion topics and is engaged with many external groups (including Stonewall, OutStanding, GiRes, Diversity Role Models, Mermaids, Trans*Formation, P3 Proud Professional Parents etc.) and other affiliations focused on LGBT challenges and continually strives to improve the culture of the workplace for all.
Mx Bunce graduated with a first class BSc Hons degree in electrical and electronic engineering and IT systems and carries out numerous types of charity work for LGBT charities, is a mentor for multiple Trans* groups and is always open to presenting to various forums on a range of LGBT related topics.