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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.

 
Leila McKenzie-Delis

Leila McKenzie-Delis (She/Her)

Founder & CEO of DIAL Global

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.

 

www.linkedin.com/in/leilamckenzie

 

Michelle Audette (She/Her) 

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. 

www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-audette

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Zareena Brown (She/Her)
 

Co-Chair

"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.

www.linkedin.com/in/zareena-brown-she-her-060697a/

Pauline is Chief Equity Officer, EMEA at dentsu

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

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Andrew Denton (He/Him)

Co-Chair

"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.

www.linkedin.com/in/andrewwdenton/

Pauline Miller

Pauline Miller (She/Her)

Trustee

Suzie Welch (She/Her)
 

Trustee

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"I am passionate about inclusion because I believe that every opportunity should be available to all, whoever you are and whatever your circumstance. We should celebrate difference as 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.

www.linkedin.com/in/suzie-welch-0674b323/

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Dean Curtin (He/Him)
 

Trustee

Dean is the Group Managing Director - Risk & Business Analytics at RELX

 

It is my belief that you become the people you touch and life is short. Spend time on something which has your passion and surround yourself with inspiring people that are totally committed and enable you to be at your best too. So far in my career I have worked for, and with, some remarkable people and feel I am blessed, as part of this it is an obligation to give back and like to work on different charitable initiatives like the McKenzie-Delis Foundation.

All high performance and successful teams, businesses, communities and nations have inclusion at their heart and a high degree of psychological safety. Without inclusion, sustainable diversity cannot exist. Inclusion is imperative to promote breadth of thought, innovation and best outcomes, driven from difference in experience, backgrounds and beliefs and ensuring everyone can be the very best version of themselves, always.

www.linkedin.com/in/deanacurtis/

Flick Collingwood (She/Her)
 

Chief of Staff of DIAL Global and the

McKenzie-Delis Foundation

With over 20 years in FMCG, Flick is a trusted team leader with extensive commercial operations experience, motivating and developing teams to be their best to make things happen. She has a strong track record of adding sustainable bottom-line value through programme & project delivery across diverse functions within a business with a genuine passion to deliver while remaining authentic. Driving and building a diverse workforce with inclusion at its heart to deliver a high performance culture through all her teams has always been core to Flick’s values.

www.linkedin.com/in/flick-collingwood-she-her-hers-a488546/

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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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Bina Mehta
(Co-Chair)


Chair of KPMG UK
Lord Simon Woolley
Lord Simon Woolley
(Co-Chair)


Principal at Homerton College, Cambridge University
Founder of Operation Black Vote
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Andrew Allner
Andrew Pearce

Managing Director at Accenture
Ben Page

CEO of Ipsos 
Andrew Allner

Chairman of SIG Group Plc,
Chairman of Shepherd Building Group
Charlene Oke

Senior Diversity and Inclusion Business Partner at LexisNexis Risk Solutions Group
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Debbie Hewitt MBE
Debbie Hewitt MBE

Plural Non-Executive Chairman
of VISA Europe, BGL Group,
White Stuff, The FA
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Denise Keating

CEO of Umbrella HR
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Edleen John

International Relations, Corporate Affairs & Co-Partner
for Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
at the FA
Helen Webb
Helen Webb

Chief People & Services Officer at Co-op
Senda Kavindele
Senda Kavindele

Interim Head of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity, Black Leadership Director at KPMG UK
Joanna Allen
Joanna Allen

CEO of GRAZE
Mduduzi Mswabuki
Mduduzi Mswabuki

Partner EY UK Financial Services, Co Chair Diversity & Inclusion, Partner Sponsor EY Race & Ethnicity Network
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Dr Hayaatun Sillem CBE

CEO at Royal Academy of Engineering and Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering
Rupinder Bains
Rupinder Bains

MD of Pinder Reaux & Associates, Board Member at The Football Association & Board Member on The Women's Football Board
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Kari Daniels

CEO at Tesco Ireland
Paul Monekosso Cleal OBE
Paul Monekosso Cleal OBE

NED Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Trust, Met Police, Board Advisor to Premier League
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Sam Allen

Managing Director at
Sam Allen Associates
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Ruwan Kodikara

Vice President, Corporate Comms, International at Sony Music Entertainment
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Jo Portlock

Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion at LexisNexis
Risk Solutions Group
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Lianna Brinded

Director, Creative Content Development at Yahoo
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Fiona Vernon

Senior Manager Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Walgreens Boots Alliance
Shoku Amirani
Shoku Amirani

Diversity & Inclusion Lead, BBC Children In Need
Jali Packer
Jali Packer

Researcher, McKinsey Global Institute
Kevin Hogarth
Kevin Hogarth

Partner & Chief People Officer
KPMG UK
Margot Slattery
Margot Slattery

Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at ISS A/S at ISS A/S
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Paulette Cohen

Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Barclays Bank
Carole Easton
Carole Easton

CEO of the Centre for Ageing Better

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.

Tami Erwin
Tami Erwin
(Co-Chair)


CEO, Verizon Business
John Standley
John Standley
(Co-Chair)


Executive Vice President of Walgreens Boots Alliance & President of Walgreens
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Sandy Gould

VP, Talent at Verizon Media

 
Carlos Cubia
Carlos Cubia

Senior Vice President, Global Chief Diversity, Equity & 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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Amina Folarin

Chief Inclusion and People Officer at Inside Ideas Group Ltd
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Tinisha Agramonte

Chief Diversity Officer at
Motorola Solutions
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Ray Dempsey

Chief Diversity Officer at Barclays
Evelyn Espinal
Evelyn Espinal

Global Vice President Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Unilever
Alex UY
Alex UY

Technology Strategist Director
Scott Olster
Scott Olster

Senior Editor at LinkedIn News
Adrianne C. Smith
Adrianne C. Smith

SVP & Senior Partner, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Fleishman Hillard
Mike Kamins
Michael Kamins

EVP North America at
The Gap Partnership
KR Liu
KR Liu

Head of Brand Accessibility
at Google
Kimberlee Bradshaw Archibald
Kimberlee Bradshaw Archibald

Communications Lead, Corporate Communications at NetApp
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Jessica Rafuse

Director of Strategic Partnerships
& Policy at Microsoft
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Darryl Adams

Accessible Computing
Innovation at Intel
Magda Yrizarry
Magda Yrizarry

Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer SVP - Global DEI and Employee Engagement 
Verizon Media

 

Charity Research & Specialist Experts

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Steve Kenzie

Executive Director of UN Global Compact Network 
Diane Lightfoot
Dianne Lightfoot

CEO of the Business
Disability Forum
Nancy Kelly
Amazin LeThi

CEO/Founder - Amazin Group,
Global LGBTQ Advocate, Advisor,
Keynote Speaker
Nancy Kelley

CEO of Stonewall
Amazin LeThi
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Debra Ruh
CEO of Ruh Global IMPACT & the Executive Chair of Billion Strong
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LaMondre Pough

Chief Executive Officer at Billion Strong
Sanjay Bhandari
Sanjay Bhandari

Chair of Kick It Out
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Rev. Mark E. Fowler

Chief Executive Officer,
Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding
Jill Houghton
Jill Houghton

CEO of Disability:IN
Jonathan Lovitz
Jonathan Lovitz

Senior Vice President at NGLCC
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Katrina Gay

Chief Development Officer, Strategic Alliances & Development
NAMI
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Be Part of the Change

 
Ebonee Davis Ifeobu
 Ebonee Davis Ifeobu

VP, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Bridgestone Americas
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Seollan Kim

Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at AMC Theatres
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Karen Walker
Ramcess Jean-Louis​
 

Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer at Pfizer

​          Karen Walker

       President & Principal Consultant

                    www.KarenWalker.us