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22 Feb 2018

DGL Introductory Meeting: London

Senior Executive Roundtable providing key updates from the Asia region and looking at plans and activities for the year ahead

Description

To celebrate the start of the year and Chinese New Year of the Dog, Community Business is holding this DIAN Global Link Introductory Meeting for UK-based Global Heads of D&I.  In addition to facilitating introductions and sharing plans for the year ahead, we will provide key updates from the Asia region and discuss topics of interest for future DIAN Global Link Roundtables in 2018.  This event is open to current DIAN Global Link representatives as well as those who are interested to find out more.  All attendees should register in advance by contacting our team.

Event Speakers

  • Kate Vernon

    Kate Vernon

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    Executive Director, Community Business
  • Florence Chan

    Florence Chan

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    Senior Manager, Programmes and Development at Community Business

Executive Director, Community Business

Kate Vernon

Kate Vernon is Executive Director, 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.

Venue Host

This meeting is kindly being hosted by Eversheds Sutherland.  Light lunch will be provided.