Equality Diversity & Inclusion - Making the Business Case

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Start Date: 02 Oct 2014

Start Time: 5:45 PM

End Time: 8:30 PM

Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes

Capacity: 60

Venue: Room 6.6, BPP Business School, 68-70 RED LION STREET, London, WC1R 4NY › View map

Member price: £12.00

Non-member price: £18.00

Students price: Free

Event Capacity: Full

In this panel discussion you will have the opportunity to hear from distinguished speakers about the organisational and business benefits of diversity and inclusion. Equality and diversity isn’t just about a legal imperative, it’s about securing the best staff and reaching the maximum customer and client base. The event will provide the opportunity to consider what the ‘ideal’ organisation looks like and to obtain an understanding of whether there are any ‘gaps’ are in your own organisation.

Attendees can consider key action points for them to ensure that they gain maximum business advantage by the leverage of equality, diversity and inclusion in their own organisation.

This event is co-hosted by CMI London and South East, Women in Management L&SE and The Institution of Engineering and Technology Women's Network

Evening agenda

5:45pm   Registration 
6:00 – 6:20pm  Chair’s introduction & what do you know about diversity quiz 
6:20 – 6:40pm   Fleur Bothwick OBE 
6:40 – 7:00pm   Fiona McPhail FCIPD
7.00 – 7:20pm   Adrian Peters
7:20 – 7:40pm   Chair’s closing / debate 
7:40 – 8:00pm   Q&A session 
8:00 – 8:30pm   Networking


‘’The Institution of Engineering and Technology is keen to support its women members and does so, via the elements that make up the IET Women’s Network.  This network is dedicated to highlighting the achievements of women in engineering and technology as well as offering support, providing opportunities and altering perceptions.  Join us today!’’

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Fleur Bothwick, OBE CCMI

Fleur joined EY in January 2007 as the Director of Diversity and Inclusiveness for the UK, to develop and execute their first D&I strategy.

In July 2008 she was asked to take on the newly created role of Director of Diversity and Inclusive Leadership for EMEIA – Europe, Middle East, India and Africa which is an Area covering 93 countries and 69,000 people.

This entails developing and driving the D&I strategy across the Area through a broad based stakeholder group focused on engagement, inclusive leadership and embedding D&I into how EY runs it business and thinks about its people.

Fleur is a Companion of the CMI.

Fiona McPhail

Fiona McPhail, BA (Hons), MA Chartered FCIPD, FCMI

Fiona has been responsible for devising strategy, policy, action plans and operational implementation of Equality and Diversity. She has acted as a National Lead Advisor in this area for education sector, authored guidance and undertaken advisory visits and produced associated reports for a number of universities and colleges. She has worked as an IDEA Assessor (Local Authority); authored guidance for the NHS and is an Investors in Diversity Advisor.

Fiona was formerly Divisional Head of HR at Leicester University. Within this role, she additionally held institutional responsibility for Equality and Diversity, Staff Assistance and was the Deputy Director of Professional Development for the university before moving to private sector and consultancy work.

Fiona has worked strategically and operationally both within the UK and across Europe. Her clients have included Deloitte, Mastercard, Orange, ING Bank, Vodaphone, Eriksson and Johnson and Johnson, in the public sector she works with universities across the UK (including Oxford and Cambridge), the NHS, Local Authority, Housing Associations and the police.

A highly experienced trainer and consultant she delivers training covering all aspects of HRM for managers; as an equality and diversity specialist she provides both legal and operationally focussed training, including initiatives in support of positive action work. Fiona McPhail is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

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Richard Thomas MBA CMgr FCMI

A career naval officer, Richard’s life-long involvement in leadership and management prompted him to stand as Chair of the London and South East Region’s Board having recognised the opportunity it offered to serve the needs of the 10,000 plus members from the Chartered Institute of Management, Women in Management and the Institute of Consulting.

Whilst responsible for ensuring activity in the region is balanced to meet all the strategic goals for membership, his particular interest lies in promoting equality in the workplace, and enhancing the number of younger members in the region.

Adrian Peters

Adrian runs the Recovery Career Services (RCS) partnership https://www.recoverycareerservices.org.uk/ which delivers employment support to wounded, injured and sick service personnel in close collaboration with the MoD funded resettlement provision, the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) and as part of the wider Defence Recovery Capability. The RCS has been in operation since 1 April 2013 in which time we have worked with 749 individual clients and achieved a 79% success rate in finding the vocational path that our clients seek. We are rightly proud of this, but recognise that there is still much to do.
After eighteen years in the infantry, Adrian has spent the last six years in the charity sector, with a focus on employment related charities and has been heading up the RCS since October last year. Points of note are that Adrian had the privilege of being the first military officer to be seconded to the Prince’s Trust Volunteers as a Team leader and spent two months in a wheel chair whilst learning to walk again after having a knee rebuilt. The sum of all these experiences means that he is only too well aware that there is and will always be more to be done, but that the ability to make a real difference is unbelievably worthwhile.


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Enquiries contact

Questions about this event should be addressed to Eszter Molnar Mills at eszter.molnarmills@managers.org.uk or by telephone on 01536 207461.

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