We bring together some of the very best talent from all parts of the communications universe. And their role is to guide our day-to-day activity and make progress on our pioneering industry charter.
To find out more about the work of our Committee, please contact our Chair, Ethan on [email protected]
Ethan is a government affairs professional working in the City of London representing financial and related professional services. In his spare time, he founded and directs the national, award winning FreedomToDonate campaign, recently announcing a world-leading blood donation policy for gay and bi men in the UK. He also sits on the Terrence Higgins Trust’s Advisory Board.
Bradley has nearly a decade of communications experience, spanning fields such as journalism, PR, social and digital media. He started out as a journalist and copywriter at the Manchester Evening News, before moving into technology PR. Bradley is now a Senior Associate Director at communications agency Battenhall, where he’s responsible for new business, strategy and growth.
Iain is an expert in integrated communications, global political risk and public policy. Iain is co founder and Executive Chairman at Cicero Group, the immediate past Chairman of the Association of Professional Political Consultants and a past Chairman of the CIPR Public Affairs group. He was ranked in the top quartile of the Total Politics Top 100 Lobbyists and appears in the PR Week Power Book. CityAM also includes him in the list of “The City’s most influential financial PRs” voted by broadcast and national business editors. He features in the Square Mile “Power 100” list.
Molly is the Global CEO of M&C Saatchi PR, a full service consumer and business to business public relations consultancy with 10 PR teams worldwide across Europe, Asia-pac and the Americas. Prior to this, Molly led SLAM PR, the first ever, truly global, boutique agency that she set up, growing the agency to a 30 strong team in London with international teams across Asia, Europe and the US. Molly is also Chair of the PRCA’s PR Council and is a champion for diversity and equality in the industry.
Tresssandra’s passion is working in collaboration with senior teams to get the best out of people through a holistic approach to HR. She has worked with creative advertising agencies in IPG, Omnicom and WPP for over the last 10 years. She is a role model and mentor for the LBW network.
Asad is the Director of Communications for Pride in London and an Associate Director at Weber Shandwick. He was previously Head of Marketing at travel start-up Triptease, an Account Director at FleishmanHillard and in 2017 was named one of PR Week’s 30 under 30. He has also written about being in both the BAME and LGBT communities for national media including the Guardian, HuffPost, The Independent, Vice and Newsweek.
Rachel started her early career within the defence industry as an avionics software engineer, later moving into HR within the same sector. After 16 years working in legal education, Rachel left her role as Production Director at the University of Law to pursue a career in diversity. She owns a small consultancy called Global Butterflies whose aim is to help firms develop trans-inclusive environments. Rachel is a member of the Law Society’s LGBT Lawyers Division Committee.
Nik is Future Talent Manager at GroupM and its media agencies Maxus, MEC, MediaCom, Mindshare and m/six. Originally from Sweden he has over the last decade lived and worked in a number of countries and sectors where he has grown his passion for diversity, inclusion and equal opportunities. As part of his role in the talent team at GroupM he drives the diversity and inclusion agenda from an entry level perspective and is passionate about affecting change within the industry, especially for the LGBT+ community. Alongside his role in the talent team Nik has established and co-chairs the GroupM LGBT+ Network, prideM, a group-wide employer network for the LGBT+ community and its allies.
Sandy recently graduated from Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, having studied Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. She now works as the sabbatical Vice President for Welfare and Equal Opportunities at Oxford University Student Union. She is especially passionate about reducing bisexual erasure and increasing the visibility of women within the LGBTQ community. She is the Business Speakers Director for the LGBT Leaders Conference.
Emy is a Client Director at Carat, looking after 28 markets in the region ensuring alignment between regional clients and local teams in terms of strategy and service. He is also a proud ambassador of &PROUD which is the Dentsu Aegis Network LGBT+ Network for UK and Ireland.
James is the Executive Creative Director and sits on the board for Teamspirit, working with some of the city and the world’s biggest FS and Fintech brands. He was privileged enough to help start one of South Africa’s first LGBT+ university networks, and work with Archbishop Desmond Tutu on homophobia and the church.
Carlotta is a D&I and Corporate Sustainability professional who currently supports a number of FTSE 100 organisations, driving inclusivity in the workplace. With her international background, fluency in three languages and commitment to inclusion and sustainability, Carlotta strives to bring around real change and create tangible impact in all her endeavours. She has been actively involved in gender advocacy including sexual assault centres on university campuses and a number of high profile environmental projects.