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Meet the enei team.
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Denise launched enei in 2011 in response to Members asking for a coordinated offer that helps employers to create inclusive workplaces. She is responsible for leading enei’s strategic development, driving the operational plan, setting the budget and managing risk. Denise leads on membership engagement, determining key campaigns and maintains a close relationship with government stakeholders and the media.
Denise was instrumental in creating the (now former) Employers Forum on Age in 1996 and served as a Board Director and Trustee between 2002 -2009. Denise was appointed Chief Executive in May 2009 and brought with her a wealth of experience in diversity and significant commercial experience across many sectors.
Previously, Director at BGL Group, Denise realigned HR and Communications to focus on delivering efficient services that improved business performance. As a Board Director for Craegmoor Healthcare, she was their HR, Communications IT & Clinical Governance Director. Previous roles included Head of People Proposition at Marks & Spencer and Head of Corporate HR at Nationwide Building Society, where she worked on change programmes that positioned both organisations as employers of choice.
Alan offers expert advice to enei Members on interpreting the law and delivering best practice policies. Alan is also responsible for developing policy responses and works closely with stakeholders on technical issues.
He has extensive experience as a human resources professional in financial services, manufacturing and consultancy. Between 1994 and 2001 he held senior roles in HR within the Credit Suisse Group and previously in the Merrill Lynch European HR team.
Fran is a Human Resources professional specialising in Diversity & Inclusion, Employee Engagement and Communications. During her 20 years working in the energy sector she has created and delivered true culture change through both strategic and operational solutions.
Fran advises on equality legislation, protected characteristics specific and general HR issues. Fran is experienced in delivering a range of cultural, employee engagement, talent management and development initiatives. She is practiced and knowledgeable in general and specialist recruitment initiatives and equality solutions that bring about real change.
Fran is experienced in undertaking all aspects of National and Global benchmarking activities including the National Equality Standard, Stonewall and the Gender in Europe Equality Standard accreditations ensuring quality and consistency is met.
Fran is an active member of a number of inspirational and forward-thinking groups that empower career advancement based on gender, race and sexual orientation. She has participated at a number of parliamentary, government led events and enjoys facilitating and engaging others in thought-provoking discussions.
Gill is a highly experienced HR professional who has been specialising in Diversity & Inclusion for over 10 years. She has spent a great deal of her career so far at BT where she held a number of different roles within different parts of the business, culminating in a D&I Specialist role working across all the divisions within the company. Here, Gill worked on designing strategy, giving specialist advice and helping the business to move forward with D&I.
Gill joined the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2017 where she worked with engineering employers in developing tools that will help increase the diversity of people employed within engineering.
Gill has presented to and facilitated groups containing a wide variety of a people where she displays the passion that she has to making a difference.
Kerry is responsible for recruiting and engaging enei Members to ensure their continued support for enei’s strategy, benchmarking, campaigns and networking events. She also helps to develop, deliver and promote enei’s training and consultancy to Members and non-members.
Kerry has over 25 years’ Human Resources experience - as an HR generalist and in specialist roles. She has worked in both the private and public sectors. After working in hospitality she moved to local enterprise where she was responsible for increasing engagement in learning and development in the tourism sector. Kerry held HR roles in retail and telecoms, before a period of self-employment when she worked with NHS 24, supporting the implementation of Agenda for Change and as a tutor on the International Correspondence School’s CIPD programmes. In further education, Kerry improved management capability through the delivery of a development programme that included a competency framework and delivery of a pragmatic approach to equality impact assessments focused on utilising limited resources. She has also worked for the Student Loans Company.
Mike is responsible for recruiting and engaging enei Members to ensure their continued support for enei’s strategy, benchmarking, campaigns and networking events. He also helps to develop, deliver and promote enei’s training and consultancy to Members and non-members.
After a long career with the Metropolitan Police Service, where he strategically led on age disability, race and engagement with new communities in their Diversity and Citizen Focus Directorate, he spent 9 years with the London Borough of Redbridge as a diversity and inclusion (D & I) manager. He has extensive experience of working strategically, as well as operationally, with community groups and statutory agencies, including all Council services, on their diversity and inclusion (D & I) journeys . Whilst there he was responsible for the project management of several whole authority D & I accreditations and, as a peer assessor with the Local Government Association, assessed a number of local authorities in achieving the highest levels of their Equality Framework.
Mike has a Master’s degree in Race and Ethnic Relations and is an experienced trainer and facilitator. He has been a school governor for over 15 years, where his passion for equality and inclusion as well as education, has contributed to challenging and supporting practice in the development of young people towards adulthood and employment. He enjoys combining his passions with interests and after a long association with ‘Show Racism the Red Card', which spanned his police and local authority career, he was invited to join their Hall of Fame, joining many other notable names from football, for his exceptional commitment to the campaign.
Sigrid Fisher is an expert in EDI, best practice and organisational culture. With over 20 years’ professional experience in complex organisations across different sectors, Sigrid has a proven track record developing and delivering pragmatic best practice and successful strategic change. Sigrid’s previous roles include 10 years as Head of Equality & Diversity at the University of Cambridge and the EDI lead at London School of Economics and Cambridge City Council. Recent consultancy projects include being commissioned by the Royal Society of Chemistry to develop policy, procedures and guidance for preventing and responding to bullying and harassment.
Sigrid produced the pioneering publication The Meaning of Success which explored the experiences of women in academia. She was creative lead for Cambridge University’s successful Breaking the Silence campaign against sexual harassment and LSE’s respect campaign, Making a Choice. Sigrid worked in collaboration with Jude Kelly OBE and Southbank London to bring the global Women of the World project to Cambridge, acting as Executive Producer for three WOW Cambridge programmes.
Sigrid is a Trustee of the Cambridge Film Trust which produces the annual internationally-renowned Cambridge Film Festival, working to increase the diversity of the Film Festival’s audience engagement. Sigrid has been a Mentor for the Cherie Blair Foundation, supporting women entrepreneurs around the globe. An experienced trainer and public speaker, Sigrid was commissioned by Cambridge’s Rising Network to speak on women finding their voice.
Sigrid’s academic training is in the fine arts and she continues to follow her passion for all things cultural and artistic. When time allows, she exhibits her own work in Cambridge Open Studios. A Glastonbury fan since her first visit there in 2000, Sigrid loves live outdoor music and has helped out as a Festival Steward for Oxfam for the last few years.
Jack provides support for the UK Membership Director and ENEI’s team of Relationship Managers.
Since graduating from the University of Leicester in 2017, he has acquired extensive administration and customer service experience from working in challenging environments. His previous roles include handling memberships for one of Britain’s most prestigious private members cubs and formerly supporting service users at Surrey County Council.
Jack prides himself on providing outstanding service levels and relishes the challenge of adding meaningful value to our members.
Adrian has over nine years of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion experience, in the public, private, and political arenas. He has worked in the LGBT+ sector, championing same sex marriage and campaigning for fully inclusive sex and relationship education in schools, as a way to prevent bullying, mental health issues, and lowering suicide rates amongst young people. Since August 2016, Adrian has also worked voluntarily in the House of Lord as the Equalities Research Advisor to the Liberal Democrat Equalities spokesperson Baroness Hussein-Ece, which has broadened his knowledge and understanding around BAME, Gender, and Disability issues, in addition to his continued activism on behalf of the LGBT+ community.
Adrian has chaired LGBT+ Liberal Democrats on two occasions from 2010-2013 and in 2016 and is now an Honorary Vice President of the organisation since March 2015. He Chaired the Pride in London Community Advisory Board in 2016-2017 and Sports representative from 2014 before becoming Chair. Alongside his LGBT+ work, in 2019, he is now the Chair of Liberal International British Group, and Humanist & Secularist Liberal Democrats and works closely with the Metropolitan Police in a specialist advisory capacity for their LGBT Advisory group. He speaks Italian and French, and has global experience from working with legal and financial services in the City, as well as the Alliance of Liberal Democrats in Europe (ALDE). His international contacts and network, were further developed as a former member of the Liberal International Human Rights Committee, and now as Chair of Liberal International British Group on the Federal International Relations Committee of the Liberal Democrats.
Dionne is the Global Diversity and Inclusion Officer, working closely with the Diversity and Inclusion Centre of Excellence Manager as well as the Global Business Development Manager to support, develop and maintain enei’s Global offering.
Dionne has 8 years experience in operational HR Roles in Professional Services organisations, specifically advisory, consulting and management, throughout this time she has specialised in employee relations and change management projects. Dionne has helped with the development and implementation of D&I practice and events which developed her passion for all things D&I.
Dionne Holds a CIPD level 5 Diploma in HR Practice
Victoria is the UK Diversity and Inclusion Officer and is responsible for ensuring that enei develops and maintains its profile as the UK's leading employer network covering all aspects of equality and inclusion in the workplace.
Victoria has 5 years Diversity and Inclusion experience.
Previously working on the Thameslink Programme she helped to provide awareness of the importance of Diversity and Inclusion to the Programme, supporting the Executive Team in D&I matters and producing awareness briefings.
Victoria organised training and gave presentations on Diversity and Inclusion, Unconscious Bias and Mindfulness. She also helped to develop a strategy for managers in Network Rail regarding menopause.
Victoria volunteers at We make Change as an Inclusion and Diversity Project Manager developing and implementing Inclusion and Diversity strategy and digital accessibility.
She has a degree in Education, a degree in Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology and a MSc in Psychology.
Shuaj is an experienced business development professional, having worked across various industries and sectors for the last 15 years. His skills and experience have been drawn from the private and commercial sectors as well as the third sector. Previous appointments include organisations such as Reed, Business in the Community and the Royal College of Paediatrics. His main area of interest and delivery include income diversification, business processes planning and strategy, generating income for new products, programmes and services as well helping organisations achieve sales and revenue growth targets.
Momin is currently a Bid and Proposal Executive within the Training and Consultancy team at enei. He leads on managing and coordinating enei’s tender propose as well as drawing up proposals for potential clients.
Prior to joining enei, Momin worked as a Procurement Advisor for a project funded by Tower Hamlets Council. His role was to support local businesses increase their proficiency in evaluating procurement opportunities, also knowing when and how to pitch their services. He supported business owners in addressing sector specific tenders, drafting up tender responses and developing strategies to address multiple bids.
Tara is responsible for the financial administration processes such as raising and distributing invoices, debt management, liaising with the finance department and ensuring all information is stored and communicated effectively.
Tara has a degree in Human Resource Management and has over 7 years’ experience within the accounts administration field working for various business sectors.
Daisy supports enei’s Chief Executive, Denise Keating, as her Executive Assistant. She has experience in a plethora of different industries including Education, Property and Travel. In these she has worked predominantly for people in Senior Management, as well as managing others.
Daisy also has a strong musical background. It is this that she believes has instilled into her that self-belief and hard work will always earn you success.
Daisy prides herself on her attention to detail, ability to work on initiative and aptitude to learn new skills.
Dipika is the Events Executive within the Marketing Team. She handles planning and administrative tasks in the lead up to enei events.
Dipika holds a BSc(Hons) in Pharmacology and worked for a publishing company for 5 years, before pursuing a career in events.
Dipika prides herself on her organisation skills, attention to detail & ability to learn quickly.
Jemima Hand is the Marketing Assistant at enei and works directly under the Marketing Manager to assist in increasing brand awareness through marketing, social media, creating content and events.
Before joining enei, Jemima set up her own label (JEMIMASARA) which donates to Charites who support and build confidence in young women. Her brand has been featured in top magazines such as Vogue, The Telegraph, ELLE and others. Furthermore, Jemima has worked for various organisations developing their content and marketing strategy. She is a designer at heart who focuses on how creativity can positively impact your mental health and add diversity to your life. She organises and facilitates workshops / talks on the benefit of creativity.
Jemima holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Practice: Puppetry, Design and Performance from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (University of London).
Stella is the enei Office Assistant who assists the running of daily operations within the company. Stella applies her multiple skills attained from her dynamic work history to ensure effective support is always delivered. Stella holds strong connections within the music industry which has aided her ability to build successful rapports, whilst meeting all demands as a point of contact.
Prior to working for enei, Alaba gained 15 years of public and commercial experience as a Diversity and Inclusion training consultant. He brings a varied work background as a college lecturer, NHS Foundation Trust non-Exec Director, Home Secretary’s representative on a Police Authority and older adult psychology care specialist.
Alison Broomfield has been an associate consultant since January 2011. She has delivered solutions on gender, young people in employment and Equal Pay and is responsible for the publication of case studies. Alison works with the Government’s Equality Office, the Equality and Human Rights Commission and has supported most employer-led diversity networks. She was invited to become a member of the CIPD’s Senior Diversity Network and the CBI’s Equal Opportunities Forum. Alison is a HR professional with experience in Shell’s oil, shipping, chemicals and facilities management businesses, DAC Beachcroft, NHS Trusts and the finance and fast food sectors.
A proven, sought after and highly effective coach, using powerful business and personal coaching skills.
Anna Golawski is a highly effective, post-graduate qualified coach and facilitator who works predominantly with leaders and managers in both the private and public sectors.
She has over 20 years’ experience working for large corporates (including Harrods, IBM and Rolls Royce) and brings with her strong HR and commercial experience. Anna is particularly interested in helping corporate organisations and their employees to better manage stress and performance in the workplace. Recent corporate clients include CitiBank, Barclays Visa, Oracle, IBM, Capita Symonds, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, the Metropolitan Police and Transport for London.
Anna specialises in training and coaching in ‘mental toughness’ and ‘resilience’ and, with the help of a “Mental Toughness” psychometric tool, she is able to identify stress-points and challenges affecting organisations and individuals. In turn, she uses this information to inform and assist those organisations and their employees to better target and manage workplace issues and stress, improve confidence, and perform under pressure.
Anna is a published author on the topic of Mental Toughness and has written several coaching articles for magazines. She is regularly consulted for comment by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).
Anna is able to offer various services to corporate organisations and their employees including one-to-one leadership coaching, workshops/group lunch and learn sessions in respect of resilience and mental toughness, recruitment and assessment support (often using psychometric testing), and strategic advice around wellbeing, mental health and performance.
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Qualifications and Professional Affiliations
I worked with Anna Golawski as part of a leadership development project within the Metropolitan Police. From the very start, Anna was engaging and sought to fully understand my role, listening carefully and recording accurately my situation and provided very useful suggestions to help me further my career.
Anna was very personable and supportive throughout; she is very well suited to a development role.
The quality of the one to one engagements with the Leading for London coaches was unique in that it was far better than anything experienced within the MPS in 29 years. I put this down to the skills of my coach who was able to quickly assess individual and broader group performance challenges and help me to develop successful plans to address and monitor. Her communication, leadership knowledge and skills are excellent and perfectly suited to the MPS and its current and forthcoming challenges.
‘Between December 2016 and January 2017, Anna came to our Head Office in Hull to deliver Coaching Skills training for our leadership and management team; we were very pleased with her professionalism and how she took the time to tailor this development to each individual’s learning style.
In preparing for, and delivering this training, Anna also knew that we were working towards the Investors in People Accreditation and she was very enthusiastic and supportive of this goal. Earlier this month we received confirmation that we are now meeting the IIP Gold Standard and I would like to thank Anna for her contribution towards this achievement’.
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Ben left enei in July 2018 to found Shortlancer, an all-round service agency helping SMEs unlock new customers through digital and offline best practice.
Taking over from an award-winning PR agency in 2014 as enei’s first internal marketeer Ben helped double enei’s membership and positioned both the organisation and Denise among the ranks of the UK’s leading authorities on workplace D&I.
The challenges enei faced during its expansion convinced Ben that smaller organisations were failing to adapt their established approaches to new buying behaviours. Shortlancer now provides SMEs with the skills, tools and knowledge needed to deliver customer experiences that compare to the world’s biggest organisations.
Although no longer an enei employee Ben still supports the team with long-form content, public relations and the occasional technical query!
Ben is currently an Executive Development Consultant at the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (www.enei.org.uk). He is highly respected global HR generalist and is a subject matter expert on change management, training design and delivery, target operating models, organisational design and the development of people plans. His career in this area spans over twenty years, including senior HR roles in the Tech, Financial Services and Commodities sectors in Europe, Middle East and Asia.
Ben is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) and holds BA in Industrial Relations.
Ben has an interest and expertise in:
Rolled out and personally delivered the newly developed company values training at ED& F Man, including train the trainer in the UK, Kenya, Uganda, Ukraine, Russia and UAE.
Created and delivered the group development programme, a global talent acquisition project aimed at future leaders with 3-6 years’ experience for the trading, finance and operations functions.
Reduced the open headcount list by 90% and ensured an ongoing talent pipeline while saving over £100,000 in recruitment costs over a six-month period.
Managed multiple integrations and divestments across the UK and Asia.
Led and developed teams in UK, Ukraine, Israel, India, China and Hong Kong.
Catherine delivers training and consultancy on inclusive communications and has written best practice guidance for employers on how to deliver inclusive communications campaigns. She is the Director of Big Voice Communications, a specialist inclusive communications consultancy. An accredited PR practitioner, she is also Chair of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations Diversity and Inclusion Forum.
Catherine has worked across the private and public sectors and was part of the communications advisory panel for the government’s Disability Confident campaign. Previously, Catherine was Director of Communications at Business Disability Forum, where she lead an award-winning rebrand in 2012. She has also been chief executive of Networking for Industry and commercial attaché at the German Embassy in London.
Dawn Lewinson is currently a Senior Associate at the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion. In this role she undertakes training and consultancy work with Member organisations on specialist work areas such as, Unconscious Bias and Inclusive Leadership.
Dawn brings a wealth of experience in helping senior leadership teams, managers and staff think creatively and pragmatically about leveraging diversity. Her engaging and consultative style, and also as her wealth of good practice examples, mean that delegates always leave with real strategies for supporting performance and deliverable action plans for improving their services.
She has provided tailored learning on bias reduction and inclusive leadership to a wide range of organisations that include The Charity Commission, Allianz SE, Doughty Street Chambers, CA Technologies (EMEA), Land Securities, Hogan Lovells (Brussels, Luxembourg, Madrid and other offices), RBS Group, E.On, Saga Group and Sport England to name a few.
Dawn has delivered face-to-face workshops, webinars, and facilitated training sessions to a range of managers from executive boards to critical frontline personnel. She has designed the content for E-learning packages on Diversity and Inclusion for a number of organisations and as a qualified professional development coach Dawn has delivered coaching sessions to individuals to enable them to achieve their potential both professionally and personally.
Dawn brings with her, over fifteen years lecturing experience in further and higher education, working mainly as a lecturer in law, business studies and, more recently, in teacher training.
Building on her legal background, Dawn has a thorough working knowledge of the legislative framework for equalities, including the requirements of the public duties. She is also interested in the challenges and opportunities of our current Equality legislation.
Debbie has been involved with enei (formerly the Employers Forum on Age) since 2010. During this time she has led strategic projects, including the change of scope from Employers Forum on Age to enei, project managed member-led research and developed best practice diversity and inclusion approaches and documents.
Debbie has extensive HR experience in fast paced commercial environments demonstrating the value of good people management to business success.
Previously as Group HR Director at Craegmoor, Debbie realigned HR practices to drive down staff attrition, resulting in more efficient working and improvements to service. Prior to this, she worked in various HR roles at Marks & Spencer Plc.
Martin is an experienced and recognised champion of workplace inclusion and responsible business and is experienced in delivering significant and complex organisational changes in the workplace. He has provided leadership and consultation on legislative and regulatory requirements and introduced approaches to enhance employee engagement. He draws upon his experience in Business Analysis and Transformation to design and deliver positive organisational and cultural changes, including creating disability confident environments. He has exemplary communication skills and is an experienced facilitator and is comfortable delivering up to Board/C-suite level and across organisational boundaries.
Martin provides leadership on development and growth of employee inclusion networks, planning and delivering large-scale events and employee engagement. Martin is a trained Access Auditor, delivering audits of organisations, operational approaches and physical locations for disabled people.
He builds strong relationships with customers, partners and suppliers, and supports development of relationships to capitalise on shared knowledge and experiences. Martin has a naturally consultative and coaching style to influence and engage, and to help develop inclusive leadership styles. He has experience of defining and delivering outcomes linked to corporate strategies, managing budgets, and developing & delivering communication strategies.
Martin’s key achievements include:
Martin is a keen amateur cook, enjoys experiencing foreign cultures and is a volunteer for Diversity Role Models to encourage acceptance of difference in schools. He lives in Manchester with his husband.
Roland was born in the north of England to an English father and French mother and has lived most of his life in London after a somewhat rocky start in Paris. He graduated from the Royal Holloway College with a degree in Modern Languages way back in the last century, and after a variety of jobs in senior management in the private sector he joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as a language-testing specialist. Following a life-changing diagnosis of HIV and AIDS in 2006, he became a campaigner for disability rights. He subsequently enjoyed a number of different roles within the FCO as Diversity & Equality Officer and later Learning & Development Adviser. There he was also elected Chair of the Disabled Staff Network and worked with the Civil Service Disability Network. He is now a self-employed Disability Development Consultant and has his own company, Luminate.
He is the author of the recently published ‘Ripples from the Edge of Life’, which he says will be his one and only publication. GScene said of the book “None of us know how many heartbeats we have left; facing mortality is a culturally difficult thing. Ripples gives us clear clarion voice after voice which shows us, gently but insistently, there are many ways of successfully navigating horrific times, and surviving.”
As a Consultant he says he “works with the person in the wheelchair to enable them to climb their highest mountain”. He collaborates with individuals who have become disabled later in life, organisations that employ them or want to employ them and agencies that support them. As a speaker he focuses on his own personal experiences to enable his audiences to reflect on how to overcome the challenges that we all face in our lives to make the most of the short time that we have. His motto is ‘inspire, educate, challenge’.
Roland lives with his partner, Richard, in London and enjoys opera, classical music, theatre and fashion (his favourite item of clothing being a bright red corduroy suit). He fights boredom and normality with gusto, and says he is at his best when he’s made a positive impact on someone else’s life.
Sarah is a globally experienced business leader passionate about responsible business, offering thought-leadership in the transformation of organisational and cultural change. With a talent for coaching and mentoring, Sarah is known for engaging and enabling an organisations greatest asset, its people. in being part of the journey of change, creating an environment of trust, respect and inclusion and in turn stimulating innovation, increasing retention and attracting talent to an organisation.
Before permanently moving into the delivery of transformation, diversity and inclusion, Sarah enjoyed a long career within the finance and IT industries, including KPMG and Fujitsu. And with a reputation for delivering both small and large scale change, has excelled at building collaborative, accessible and inclusive environments working across industries, sectors and countries - Sarah was integral to the strides made in building disability confidence and diversity and inclusion at Fujitsu.
Sarah's experience spans the diversity and inclusion lifecycle from diagnostic and strategy to creating and embedding a sustainable change framework, to developing leadership and their people, providing coaching and mentoring, designing and delivering people development programmes and also supporting how an organisation can measure success and effectiveness. As part of the enei team Sarah has worked with multitude of our clients spanning all sectors, delivering inclusive leadership coaching and development, enabling greater awareness of the importance of inclusive environments, creating understanding and behavioural change as a result of bringing unconscious bias, and helping organsiations to explore the importance of wellbeing in the workplace.
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