Anna Purchas

As KPMG’s Head of People, Anna has put Inclusion and Diversity at the heart of their People strategy. Her action plan focusses on many activities to champion women in the workplace, most recently involving developing and setting equality targets, developing a firm-wide narrative about levelling the playing field, and designing content for an inclusive behaviour session for the Executive Committee. She champions multiple parental and return to work programmes, and hosts a range of internal events, from firm-wide discussions on gender pay gap, to smaller focused events for specific groups such as Women in Consulting or the Future Leader Technology Programme, our work experience programme for Women in Technology. Externally, Anna meets regularly with clients and other businesses to debate how best to further women in business, and share best practice. Most recently she lead a discussion with senior head hunters and recruiters on this topic. She often visits schools to talk to girls about the opportunities to them, particularly in STEM, and sits on the Learning and Professional Development Board for the ICAEW.

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