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Meet the team

 

Key People

The people who work at the McKenzie Delis Foundation share the vision and values of our community. We’re committed to embedding diversity, equity, and inclusion into everything we do and  making sure everyone is respected, treated equally, and celebrated for who they are—no matter what. Our team brings a wealth of experience from some of the world’s biggest companies and all work to drive great diversity and equality in our workplaces.

 
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Leila McKenzie-Delis (She/Her)

Founder

Leila is a passionate business owner and entrepreneur, born in Hong Kong and adopted and brought up with her younger brother by British parents with origins from England, Scotland, and Wales. She is married to a Greek American.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/leilamckenzie/

 

Michelle Audette (She/Her) 

Managing Director

Managing Director 

Michelle is a senior strategic marketing professional with over 20 years’ experience of driving global marketing and strategy in both FMCG and B2B organisations. Originally from the Boston area, Michelle is an American who has lived in the UK for over 20 years. 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-audette/

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Margot Slattery (She/Her)

Chair

Trustee

“Diversity and inclusion are critical to every one of us. It effects all parts of my life as a lesbian and has driven my passion for positive social change and determination to create a better future for us all.’ 

Margot is Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at ISS A/S. 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/margotslattery/

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Zareena Brown (She/Her)
Trustee

Trustee

"I believe that our organisations, economies and society are strongest when we embrace equality and inclusion to it’s fullest and that means opening the door to possibility and opportunity to everyone."

Zareena is the Chief People Officer at Britvic PLC. https://www.linkedin.com/in/zareena-brown-060697a/

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Andrew Denton (He/Him)
Trustee

Trustee

"Diversity and inclusion are fundamental. Excluding, suppressing, or aggressing someone just because they are different to you is fundamentally wrong; any form of prejudice or bigotry is fundamentally wrong. I believe that sincerely and passionately. Which is why I believe that we all have a responsibility to take tangible actions that move us towards lasting change in the form of a more inclusive, equal and equitable workplace and wider society."
Andrew is the Chief Executive Officer at Alfa Financial Systems. https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewwdenton/

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Pauline Miller (She/Her)
Trustee

Trustee

Pauline is Chief Equity Officer, EMEA at dentsu

https://www.linkedin.com/in/pauline-miller-73ba764/

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Suzie Welch (She/Her)
Trustee

Trustee

"I am passionate about diversity because I believe that every opportunity should be available to all, whoever you are and whatever your circumstance. We should celebrate difference it gives richness to the environment around us and enables all of us to achieve more."

Suzie is the Group Chief People Officer at ODEON Cinemas Group. https://www.linkedin.com/in/suzie-welch-0674b323/

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Kate Williams (She/Her)
Project Co Ordinator

Project Co Ordinator

Kate joined us in August 2021, with over 15 years experience working within areas of the 10 facets, and vast project

co ordination experience to bring to the team.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathryn-williams-76b9b2157/

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Review Committee UK

The members of the UK and USA Review Committees are industry leaders who have volunteered their time to review and oversee the annual diagnostic reports. The McKenzie-Delis Review recognises the expertise of these leaders and includes committee members’ candid thoughts, experience and opinions about the data and insights in our reports and what is needed to make progress in diversity moving forward.

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Lord Simon Woolley

(Co-Chair)

Founder of Operation Black Vote

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Binha Mehta

(Co-Chair)

Chair KPMG UK

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Ben Page

CEO of Ipsos MORI

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Andrew Allner

Chairman of SIG Group Plc

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Andrew Pearce

Managing Director at Accenture

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Anna Purchas

London Office Senior Partner at KPM

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Jenny Baskerville

Director, Head of Inclusion, Diversity and Social Equality at KPMG UK

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Campbell Fitch

Governor at Glasgow Caledonia University

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Debbie Hewitt MBE

Plural Non-Executive Chairman of VISA Europe, BGL Group, White Stuff, Restaurant Group

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Denise Keating

CEO of Umbrella HR

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Edleen John

NED, International Relations, Corporate Affairs and Co-Partner for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the FA

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Helen Webb

CPO at The Co-operative Group

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Jack Parsons

CEO of Big Youth Group

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Rachael Langley

Chief People Officer at The Gap Partnership

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Joanna Allen

CEO of GRAZE

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Hayaatun Sillem

CEO of Royal Academy of Engineering

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Rishi Jain

Senior Manager - Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Liverpool Football Club

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Kari Daniels

CEO, Tesco Ireland

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Paul Monekosso Cleal OBE

NED St Guy & Thomas's NHS, Met Police, Kingston University, Sainsbury's Foundation

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Rupinder Bains

NED, The FA & Managing Director at Pinder Reaux LLP

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Ruwan Kodikara

Vice Preseident, Corporate Communications International at Sony

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Jo Portlock

Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, Lexis Nexis Risk Solutions

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Lianna Brinded

Director, Creative Content Development at Verizon

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Fiona Vernon

Senior Manager Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, International Markets at
Walgreens Boots Alliance

 
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Sam Allen

Managing Director at Sam Allen Associates

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Shoku Amirani

BBC Embrace

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Fiona Ibáñez-Major

Senior Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, International Markets at Walgreens Boots Allience

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Jali Packer

McKinsey

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Hannah Awonuga

Vice President - Global Diversity and Inclusion, Barclays Bank

 

Review Committee US

The members of the UK and USA Review Committees are industry leaders who have volunteered their time to review and oversee the annual diagnostic reports. The McKenzie-Delis Review recognises the expertise of these leaders and includes committee members’ candid thoughts, experience and opinions about the data and insights in our reports and what is needed to make progress in diversity moving forward.

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Tami Erwin (Co-Chair)

CEO of Verizon Business

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John Standley (Co-Chair)

Executive Vice President Walgreens Boots Alliance & President of Walgreens

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Sandy Gould

VP, Talent at Verizon Media

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Carlos Cubia 

Senior Vice President, Global Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer at Walgreen Boots Alliance

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Jia-Shin Osiel

Senior Director, Diversity & Inclusion at BP

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Adrian Taylor

Director of Diversity at Premier Health

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Pamela Hardy

Head of Inclusion, Equity & Diversity at Bose Corporation

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Adrianne C. Smith

SVP and Senior Partner, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Fleishman Hillard

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Scott Olster

Senior Editor at LinkedIn News

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Mike Kamins

EVP North America at The Gap Partnership

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KR Liu

Head of Brand Accessibility at Google

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Kimberlee Bradshaw Archibald

Director of Corporate Affairs and Social Media Lead at Huawei

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Jessica Rafuse

Director of Strategic Partnerships & Policy at Microsoft

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Darryl Adams

Accessible Computing Innovation at Intel

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Amina Folarin

Global HR Director at Oliver Agency

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Tinisha Agramonte

Chief Diversity Officer at Motorola Solutions

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Ray Dempsey

Chief Diversity Officer at Barclays

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Evelyn Espinal

Global Vice President Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Unilever

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Ebonee David

Executive Director, Talent, Culture & Diversity at Bridgestone Americas

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Seollan Kim

Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at AMC Theaters

 

Charity Research & Specialist Experts

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Steve Kenzie

Executive Director of UN Global Compact Network UK

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Diane Lightfoot

CEO of the Business Disability Forum

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John Craven

CEO of upReach

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Nancy Kelly

CEO of Stonewall

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Debra Ruh 

CEO of Ruh Global IMPACT

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LaMondre Pough

CEO of Billion Strong

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Sanjay Bhandari

Chair of Kick It Out

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Rev. Mark E. Fowler

CEO, Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding

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Jill Houghton

CEO of Disability:IN

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Jonathan Lovitz

Senior Vice President at NGLCC

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Katrina Gay

National Director, Strategic Partnerships at NAMI

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Michelle Carney

CEO of Special Olympics UK

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Amazin LeThi

Global Ambassador: Copenhagen 2021, Athlete Ally, Stonewall, Vietnam Relief Services

 
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