Peter Harrison

At Schroders, Peter has introduced 50/50 gender splits at entry-level assessment centres and ensures that the firm only uses executive search firms signed up to the Voluntary Code of Conduct on Gender Diversity. Among many other effective initiatives to build gender diversity, Peter has introduced diversity targets linked to individual pay outcomes for senior management, and ensured Schroders was the first FTSE 100 firm to publish its gender pay gap data. Parental leave policies and global flexible working policies have been reviewed and improved under Peter’s leadership, a trans policy has been introduced, a mentoring scheme launched and unconscious bias training rolled out. Peter has introduced ambitious targets for female representation at Schroders, which the company is on track to meet by 2020. Beyond Schroders, Peter is Chair of the Investment Association and holds positions on the advisory boards of the Diversity Project, CFA and CityUK, where he champions D&I. He led Schroders in signing up to the Women in Finance Charter, and supports Schroders’ initiatives to improve financial education at school level through to apprenticeships and work experience, among other outreach initiatives. Under Peter’s guidance, Schroders has proudly sponsored numerous awards recognising women in STEM careers and investment.

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