28 Feb 2020

2020 DIAN Global Link Introductory Meeting

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


To celebrate the start of the year, Community Business is holding this DIAN Global Link Introductory Meeting for UK-based Global Heads of D&I. This open session is an opportunity for you to come along and find out more about Community Business, our DIAN offering and our programmes for 2020 – regardless of whether or not your company is currently a member. 

We will also use this as an opportunity to provide key D&I updates from the Asia region.

Why attend?

This meeting is an opportunity for Global Heads of D&I to:

  • Meet Community Business' new CEO, Peter Sargant
  • Meet with peers and share your key D&I priorities in Asia for 2020
  • Learn about key D&I developments and updates in Asia
  • Find out more about Community Business and DIAN; and
  • Discover key activities we have planned for 2020 and how you and your local teams can leverage

Event Speakers

  • Kate Vernon

    Kate Vernon

    Executive Director, Community Business
  • Tina Arcilla

    Tina Arcilla

    Senior Manager, Diversity & Inclusion in Asia Network (DIAN) 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, Diversity & Inclusion in Asia Network (DIAN) at Community Business

Tina Arcilla

Tina is Senior Manager, based in Hong Kong.  She is responsible for managing the Diversity and Inclusion in Asia Network (DIAN), the leading network of companies and professionals committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in Asia.

Tina was lauded for her student activism and her work on various official and student-led publications when she studied in university. She was also awarded the Gerry Roxas Leadership Award, a national accolade for young leaders in the Philippines.

Prior to joining Community Business, Tina was a corporate governance advocate working with the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) of Philippines. There she managed ICD Fellows membership, updated Professional Directors Programme, developed bespoke board governance tools for a major bank, and helped organise the 2009 OECD Asian Roundtable.

Graduated from the University of Asia and the Pacific in Manila, Philippines, Tina holds a Bachelor degree of Arts in Political Economy.  She is fluent in English.

Venue Host

This meeting is kindly being hosted by Northern Trust. Light lunch will be provided.