Meet the team
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.
Leila McKenzie-Delis (She/Her)
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.
Michelle Audette (She/Her)
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.
Margot Slattery (She/Her)
“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.
Zareena Brown (She/Her)
"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 Royal Mail. https://www.linkedin.com/in/zareena-brown-060697a/
Andrew Denton (He/Him)
"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/
Suzie Welch (She/Her)
"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/
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.
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.
Vice President, Corporate Communications International
Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion at Lexis Nexis
Director, Creative Content Development at Yahoo
Senior Manager Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, International Markets at
Walgreens Boots Alliance
Vice President, Global Diversity
& Inclusion at 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.