Caroline leads the talent strategy internally and across Permira’s portfolio companies, including a focus on maximising diversity of recruitment, optimising development initiatives and ensuring HR strategy is designed to align with business agenda. Though not having been with Permira long, Caroline has a strong history of engaging with diversity issues throughout her career, including the establishment of a cross-company network for women in law and compliance during her over 11 years at Goldman Sachs as a lawyer and HR professional. She is a founding steering committee member of the 30 % Club, founded by Helena Morrisey. During the set up of the group a number of law firms and accountancy firms asked to work with the 30 % Club to help them achieve better gender balance at partner level. In response to that Caroline founded and has chaired for the last five years the professional services firms’ group they then set up, ultimately consisting of 22 law firms and accountancy/consultancy firms conducting research and evidence based initiatives.