Peter Harrison

Shortly after joining Schroders, Peter introduced an initial target of at least 30% female representation in senior management roles. The firm made strong progress and has now increased its target to at least 33% by the end of next year, and 33% at Board level by 2020. He is a founding member of the Diversity Project, an initiative by a group of senior leaders to accelerate progress towards an inclusive culture across the investment and savings industry. Peter is overseeing initiatives to address the issue of fewer job applications from women, including introducing a 50/50 gender split at the entry-level assessment centres; reviewing maternity, parental leave and flexible working policies; and pairing the top 10% of female talent with a senior sponsor. Schroders was the first FTSE 100 firm to publish its gender pay gap data, almost a full year ahead of most firms. He has led the firm’s move to become one of the first signatories to the Women in Finance Charter and was nominated a leading executive LGBT+ ally by OUTstanding, the professional network for LGBT+ executives, leaders and allies. He continues to drive improvements across the firm, including measures to increase black and minority ethnic job applications.

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