40th Anniversary Team
Lucy Cottle, Global Diversity and Inclusion Communications and Engagement Manager, Retail Banking and Wealth Management, HSBC
After graduating, Lucy joined Maddox Events in 2017, a start-up company that at the time was made up of 10 people and focused solely on creating conferences around diversity and inclusion (D&I). Lucy launched their Women in Finance World Series with the first instalment of Women of The Square Mile in London - Europe’s largest gathering of women (and men) in Financial Services. During her time at Maddox Events, she expanded the World Series to Australia, Amsterdam and Dublin.
Through her events, Lucy was inspired by those championing D&I within Financial Services. As a result, she joined HSBC as Global Diversity and Inclusion Communications and Engagement Manager for their Retail Banking and Wealth Management business in 2019. She has already helped to set new targets on gender diversity within senior leadership and is enjoying the challenge of driving a D&I programme that will ultimately reach 90,000 colleagues globally.