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GBG senior leader honoured in 2017 Leading LGBT+ Executives list, presented by the Financial Times

Published: Thursday October 26, 2017

James Miller, Chief People Officer, is included amongst high profile executives

London, UK. 26 October 2017: GBG, the global specialist in identity data intelligence, is proud to announce Chief People Officer, James Miller, has been named one of the top 2017 Leading LGBT+ Executives, presented by the Financial Times. The ranking, which is compiled by not-for-profit organisation OUTstanding and presented in the Financial Times, recognises exceptional senior business leaders around the world who have made an impact on diversity inclusion inside and outside the workplace.

At GBG, James actively promotes a culture of diversity and inclusion across a team in 17 countries, with broad ranging cultures and legislation. James is driven by a strong set of values around ensuring fairness and consistency for all, and has used this to improve business policies.

James Miller, Chief People Officer, GBG says: “I’m honoured to be included in a list with such inspiring individuals, and in a subject so important. Within any organisation, senior executives set the tone and this message cascades to members of the team. No one should ever be held back due to their sexuality, ethnicity, age, gender or on any other grounds. I’m glad to be a role model in a business that makes hiring decisions based on talent.”

The annual list, which is now in its fifth year, includes exceptional high profile leaders such as Inge Beale, CEO, Lloyds of London and Joshua Graff, EMEA VP Marketing Solutions, LinkedIn. Individuals are nominated by peers and colleagues, and nominations are reviewed by OUTstanding’s judging panel including Ashok Vaswani, CEO, Barclays UK and Josh Spero, Deputy Editor of Special Reports, Financial Times and Dawn Airey, CEO, Getty Images.

Suki Sandhu, Founder & CEO, OUTstanding: “These lists exist to challenge the assumption you cannot be out and successful in business, and to highlight the importance of role models in inspiring the next generation of business leaders. By recognising and celebrating those who are leading the charge, the lists demonstrate how far the quest for workplace equality has come. But there is always more to be done. Big business and the public sector have the power and influence to promote LGBT+ inclusion more widely, paving the way for real societal change around the world.”

 -ENDS-

Media enquiries:

Lauren Hill, PR & Social Media Manager, GBG

E: lauren.hill@gbgplc.com

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About GBG

GBG is a global specialist in Identity Data Intelligence. We help organisations make decisions about the customers they serve and the people they employ.

Through our fundamental belief that the digital economy relies on everyone having access to data they can trust, GBG enables companies and governments to fight fraud and cybercrime, to improve the customer experience and help to protect the more vulnerable people in our society.

Headquartered in Chester (UK) and with people in 17 countries, GBG provides solutions to many of the world's biggest organisations, from established brands like HSBC and Zurich Insurance to disruptive newcomers such as Stripe and Plus500.

Find out more about how we use identity data intelligently at www.gbgplc.com, following us on Twitter @gbgplc and visiting our newsroom: www.gbgplc.com/uk/newsroom

 About OUTstanding

OUTstanding is an LGBT+ membership organisation for global businesses. It provides professional, peer‐to-peer connections for its members and helps businesses create diverse and inclusive work environments. To catalyse change, OUTstanding focuses on driving cultural change through authentic leadership. Corporate members include BP, Barclays, EY, Facebook and Bloomberg. http://www.out-standing.org/

 


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