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24 Feb 2017

DGL Introductory Meeting: London

Gain insights into the recent developments in D&I around Asia

Description

An invite-only in-person meeting for Global Heads of D&I based in the UK. The DIAN Global Link Introductory Meeting provides a high-level summary of our activities last year and looks ahead to our planned activities for Community Business and DIAN Global Link. It provides an opportunity to gain insights into the recent developments in D&I around Asia. It also provides an opportunity to network with other Global Heads of D&I.

Event Speakers

  • Kate Vernon

    Kate Vernon

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    Director, Strategy and Marketing at Community Business
  • Florence Chan

    Florence Chan

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    Senior Manager, Programmes and Development at Community Business

Director, Strategy and Marketing at Community Business

Kate Vernon

Kate Vernon is Director, Strategy and Marketing, based in UK, responsible for driving and overseeing strategic initiatives, research and special projects.  As member of the Executive Team, she works closely with Fern Ngai, as CEO, in defining the strategic direction of the organisation to ensure Community Business maintains its position as the leading not-for-profit advancing responsible and inclusive business practices in Asia.

As a leading member of Community Business since 2005, and the author of numerous pieces of research exploring Diversity and Inclusions issues in Asia, Kate has played an instrumental role in building Community Business as an organisation, and establishing and strengthening its position as a thought leader.

Prior to Community Business, Kate worked for 12 years in the private sector, holding senior international marketing positions for global companies such as Reed Elsevier, Aspect Telecommunications, Cable and Wireless, and PeopleSoft.

Graduated from Durham University, Kate holds a Bachelor degree (first class) of Arts in Chinese Studies. 

Senior Manager, Programmes and Development at Community Business

Florence Chan

Florence is Senior Manager, Programmes and Development, based in Hong Kong.  She is responsible for advising, developing and managing consulting and training programmes.

Florence is a United Kingdom qualified solicitor with comprehensive experience in the legal sector.  She studied Law with an interest in human rights and went on to gain experience in human rights, welfare rights, asylum and immigration laws before moving into business immigration, global mobility and employment laws at leading global accounting and consulting firms and law firms.

Over the years, Florence has become increasingly involved with pro bono, corporate social responsibility, and diversity and inclusion.  Her interest in thought leadership, inclusive business practices and employee rights in the workplace has led her to join Community Business. 

Graduated from The University of Essex, Colchester in the United Kingdom, Florence holds a Bachelor degree of Law.  She is native in Cantonese, fluent in English and Mandarin.