Biographies of the current members of the Parker Review Committee are shown below:
David currently chairs Domestic & General, JoJo Maman Bébé and Imagr. He is also the Chair-Elect of PZ Cussons. He formerly chaired Sainsbury’s, Hammerson, Logica, The White Company and 3i Quoted Private Equity. He has also been a non-executive director at Experian, Burberry and Reckitt Benckiser.
Following an economics degree at Cambridge University, David’s executive career was spent in financial and general management at Unilever, NatWest, Christie’s and GUS. He therefore has experience in a wide range of sectors including consumer, retail, business services and financial services.
David was the Co-Chair of the Parker Review from its inception in 2015 and has been its Chair since March 2022. He was chosen by Empower in 2018 as its number one advocate of minority ethnic talent. He was one of the founding chairs who helped establish Chapter Zero in 2019 focusing on the climate challenge. He was also one of the founding chairs supporting the launch of the 30% Club in 2010.
Soumen joined the Review as Co-Chair in October 2022. He is the Chief Financial Officer of SEGRO plc, a FTSE 100 business, and brings a great deal of experience and insight to the Review, having been a Chief Financial Officer of listed companies for over 12 years.
He has been active in supporting programmes to improve ethnic diversity. He is a founder of GET IN Cambridge which aims to improve representation from minority groups at Cambridge University, and is also Patron of Pathways to Property, an initiative to introduce young people from diverse backgrounds to real estate.
Sir Trevor is a writer, broadcaster and business leader. He is the co-founder of the data analytics consultancy Webber Phillips, and Chairman of Green Park Interim and Executive Search. He is a Times columnist and presents Sky News’ “The Great Debate”.
He is Chairman of the global freedom of expression campaign Index on Censorship, and a Senior Fellow at the Policy Exchange think tank. He is a former President of the John Lewis Partnership Council and founding Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Sir Kenneth is founder and Chairman of boutique technology merchant bank, Restoration Partners. A 40 year IT industry veteran commencing as an IBM Systems Engineer and concluding as SVP responsible for Wang Labs’ operations in EAME before founding and listing tech merchant bank, Interregnum.
He was the first British-born black man to be appointed as a Director of a FTSE 100 company (Reuters) and has also served on the Boards of Open Text, Thomson Reuters, Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation and several AIM-listed businesses. Today he chairs a portfolio of high potential technology businesses, including Nigeria’s leading payments company Interswitch.
Ken is equally committed to public service and has been an NHS Trust Director, a Governor of the Peabody Trust, Chairman of Thames Reach an inaugural member of regulators, Postal Service Commission and IPSA (Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority). He is the founder of the Aleto Foundation and Chairman of Shaw Trust. He was awarded an OBE for services to London’s homeless in 2010, appointed Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London in 2015 and knighted for services to business and philanthropy in 2018. In 2021 he was appointed High Bailiff and Searcher of the Sanctuary at Westminster Abbey and a Trustee of the Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund.
Moni Mannings is a Non-Executive Director and Chair of Remuneration at FTSE 100 company Hargreaves Lansdown and NYSE Listed company Cazoo. She is Chair of Remuneration at both easyJet and Investec Bank where Moni is also the Senior Independent Director.
Moni is Founder of EPOC, a not-for-profit network focussed on increasing the number of people of colour on to Boards as non-executives and trustees. Moni is also a Trustee of health care charity The St Marks Hospital Foundation Trust.
Until March 2016 Moni was a senior partner in international law firm Olswang LLP having enjoyed a career spanning over three decades in legal practice as a Banking and Finance lawyer. Moni founded and led Olswang’s International Banking and Finance Division and served on Olswang’s Board for 13 years.
Moni describes herself as having a Pakistani Muslim heritage and a working-class migrant upbringing. Arriving in England aged 8, she was the first person in her extended family to attend a British University. Moni is married, has two adult children and is an enthusiastic traveller who recently fulfilled lifetime ambitions to visit Antarctica and the Galapagos Islands.
Lesley-Ann sits on the Boards of St James’s Place plc (SJP) and Workspace Group plc. At SJP she is a member of the Risk and Remuneration Committees and is the designated NED for Workforce Engagement. At Workspace she is Chair of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Committees. Lesley-Ann also sits on the Boards of Homes England, the Government’s housing accelerator and Business LDN, a lobbying group promoting London as the leading business capital of the world.
Lesley-Ann‘s non-executive career is her third. Upon qualifying as an accountant, Lesley-Ann swiftly switched to Investment Banking where she spent two decades on the trading floor. She cut her teeth at UBS designing derivative linked assets for private clients and Swiss Cantons. Latterly, as a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley, she built and led a structured interbank business within the Global Capital Markets Division.
In 2013, Lesley-Ann left the private sector to join the Cabinet Office. During her seven years as a senior Civil Servant, she worked under three Prime Ministers and six different Cabinet Office Ministers. Against that turbulent backdrop, she was able to create meaningful change and significant value for the public purse.
Throughout her executive and non-executive careers, Lesley-Ann has worked hard and diligently to support and promote under-represented groups. She has a keen eye for talent combined with ambition and fosters equality of opportunity wherever she can.
Lesley-Ann is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and holds an MBA from City University Business School (formerly, CASS).
Susan’s research interests focus on the lack of women in leadership and specifically on Corporate Boards, women’s leadership behaviours and the issues involved in women developing their executive careers.
She is the founder and lead author of Cranfield University’s annual Female FTSE Board Report, which was launched in 1999 and is regarded as the premier research resource on women directors in the UK and is renowned globally.
Susan was named as one of HR Magazine’s Most Influential Thinkers in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021 and was inducted into the Thinkers50 Management Hall of Fame in 2021. She was a member of The Lord Davies Steering Committee and a member of the Advisory Board of the Sir Philip Hampton/Dame Helen Alexander Review on Women Leaders in FTSE 350 companies.
Doyin is a psychologist, scholar practitioner, regular media contributor and multi-award winner in recognition of her innovative methodologies and pioneering work in promoting inclusion and excellence in organisations. She is Dean of the Rhodes Scholarships at the University of Oxford and concurrently Director of Delta Alpha Psi, a niche leadership and inclusion consultancy. Doyin is a member of the advisory board for the Carlsberg Foundation funded study on the EDI Market in Europe and is also the Academic Adviser on the Parker Steering Committee on FTSE350 boards.
Doyin is an Honorary Fellow at Trinity College, University of Oxford and has extensive experience in coaching, executive education, programme design and research advising. She was recognised in People Management magazine’s Top 20 Diversity and Inclusion ‘Power List’ for 2020 and has won numerous awards for excellence in academic publications.
Arun is Global Senior Director at Snap Inc., leading Diversity, Equity & Inclusion across their global operations. He has over 25 years of senior DE&I experience, including advisory board positions at L’Oréal and Selfridges.
Previously a Partner at EY, Arun was the CEO and Founder of the National and Global Equality Standards. He is recognised for being a leading voice on diversity in business across the UK and in 2019 he was awarded an OBE for diversity and inclusiveness and previously won the prestigious MCA consultant of the year award for his work in DE&I.
Tom is the General Counsel and Company Secretary of Diageo plc and a member of its Executive Committee. Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with brands across spirits and beer, operating in over 180 countries and has an outstanding collection of over 200 brands. Tom has been appointed as member of the Court of the Bank of England and is a trustee of New York University School of Law in the United States and the global charity Comic Relief based in the United Kingdom. Tom was a partner of Linklaters LLP, where he was Global Head of the US practice and co-head of the Risk & Resilience practice.
Tom has been identified as a leading minority ethnic executive in the US and UK over a number of years, and in 2021 Tom was identified as a top 10 ‘Executive Role Model’ by Empower. Tom was also the author of the United Nations Global Compact’s ‘Guide for General Counsel on Corporate Sustainability’.
I have been working in professional services for 25 years. My experience is deeply rooted in the Consumer sector where I am experienced in strategy and operational turnaround and business redesign for large corporates and private equity firms. Today I am UK&I Ernst & Young LLP Vice Chair where I work with some of our largest accounts.
I am a Palestinian, Jordanian, Lebanese, Brit who completed her education in the UK and then decided to make it my home. I have a PhD in Politics from the University of Nottingham.
Increasingly, I believe business has a bigger role to play in supporting society. When business works better, its impact is increased. As well as continuing to work with FTSE 100 executive teams, I have now also been delighted to join the Parker Committee on behalf of EY. I am extremely passionate on the Diversity and Inclusion agenda and believe that whilst we have made huge progress over the course of my career there is so much more to do to create equity and a culture of belonging for all.
I am an audit director at EY, a global professional services firm with over 300,000 people, whose purpose is Building a better working world.
As a founding member of the Parker Review Committee since our first meeting in 2015, I am proud to have led EY’s contribution to this important issue for the last seven years.
Diversity, equity and inclusion have always been important to me and I have been lucky enough to work with some brilliantly diverse teams in my 18 years at EY, in Birmingham, London and New York. The theme of equity in particular, has gained in prominence since then, having global and domestic resonance. Through my daily work as an audit director on some of EY’s largest accounts, I bring together a mix of diverse talent and create an environment where everyone can succeed.
Fatima leads EY UK’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusiveness (DE&I) Strategy and Implementation. In her role, she advises and supports EY UK’s business areas on DE&I through data monitoring, intervention, solution design, implementation and evaluation.
A psychologist, Fatima is a Visiting Fellow of the Gender, Leadership and Inclusion Centre at Cranfield School of Management. She has consulted for FTSE 350 companies and large private corporates to meet ambitious DE&I commitments, including design and delivery of targeted leadership programmes with demonstrable impact. Co-author of multiple industry leading reports, including the Financial Reporting Council on board diversity reporting and barriers to senior leadership for ethnic minority professionals, and the Equality and Human Rights Commission on the effectiveness of unconscious bias training, Fatima adopts a rigorous, evidence-based approach to DE&I.
Latika is a Senior Director and Head of Special Projects at Edelman Smithfield, a financial communications boutique that specializes in the financial markets and strategic situations. Latika is an experienced Board advisor, providing strategic corporate and financial communications counsel to management teams and communications leaders of FTSE 350 and private companies. Latika works across a range of sectors including Financial Services, private equity and Consumer industries. She also has significant experience in crisis communications, corporate positioning and M&A communications.
She has supported the Parker Review Steering Committee since 2017 and provides communications advice to help raise its profile. In addition, Latika is a Trustee of Bow Foodbank, an independent food bank in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
Matthew is director of the Changing Workforce Programme at the CBI. He is responsible for government-facing campaigns and B2B problem solving on the interactions between employers and their workforce on behalf of the 190,000 businesses that the CBI represents. This work aims to ensure that the UK is a great place to create jobs and invest in people. It includes campaigns on education and skills, inclusion and employment.
Sir John studied Naval Architecture and Engineering at the College of Technology and Queens University Belfast and joined the ship design team at Harland and Wolff in 1964. He subsequently had a series of CEO Industrial leadership roles, serving on over 20 quoted company Boards, including NED roles in Australia, USA, the Middle East, Europe and the UK.
He has chaired six FTSE 100 PLC Boards including: Lattice Group, National Grid, RMC Group, P&O, Pennon Group and Anglo American. He currently Chairs Laing O’Rourke Group and is an NED at Carnival PLC.
He has chaired the Court of the Bank of England, was Chancellor of the University of Southampton and President of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
He voluntarily led the UK’s ‘Young Offenders into Work’ programme and served on the Davies Committee ‘Women on Boards’ prior to accepting the position of Chair of this Review in 2016.
Sir John retired from the Parker review in March 2022.