Big Four leaders recognised in LGBT+ honours

Leaders from Deloitte, EY and PwC have been included in this year’s INvolve lists, compiled by the membership organisation to celebrate leaders and allies working to promote diversity across the workplace

Laurie Rutter, co-chair of Deloitte’s LGBT+ network GLOBE, has placed fifth on the list of the top 50 LGBT+ Future Leaders. Rutter joined the firm three years ago, and they were involved with GLOBE from the outset, leading on inclusivity for transgender people within the network and also across the firm as a whole.

Among the top 50 ally executives is Jackie Henry, office senior partner for Deloitte in Northern Ireland. The list highlights non-LGBT+ people who develop and support their diverse workforces.

Richard Houston, senior partner and chief executive of Deloitte North and South Europe, said, “I am delighted to see our people recognised in this respected list. I’m committed to ensuring a truly inclusive culture at Deloitte, where everyone feels welcome and respected at all times. This commitment goes to the heart of who we are and what we do. I’m proud of how we celebrate and support our LGBT+ people but recognise that we must always strive to do more.”

Two EY leaders are also honoured on the list of ally executives: Enrique Perez Grovas, a partner at EY, and the firm’s Boston office managing principal, Jane Steinmetz. PwC partner Jon Terry was also listed as a top ally.

The COO of EY Japan, Moriaki Kida, has been honoured as one of the top 100 LGBT+ executives for his work both within the firm and in public campaigns in Japan. Also from EY, Catherine Vaughan, a partner in Ireland and global ethics, compliance and financial crime leader has also been recognised for her work.

Andy Woodfield, PwC’s chief sales and marketing officer, has made the list for his work at the firm, which has included creating its first inclusive business network, GLEE@PwC.

Beth Brooke-Marciniak, former global vice chair for public policy at EY, is the only leader from a Big Four firm to make the Hall of Fame list, which marks the long-standing advocates of INvolve’s OUTstanding initiative.

Brooke-Marciniak has convened several panels on LGBT+ inclusion at the World Economic Forum, and was central to shaping its newly-formed Accelerating LGBT+ inclusion initiative

Economia, Frances Ball, 30 October 2019

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