Diversity Buddies 

Our Diversity Buddies have been with DMNI on their company’s Diversity journey since our launch.  All incredibly passionate about the benefits that Diversity and Inclusion brings to organisations and they are eager to work with others to share key learnings and good practice. 

If you are a DMNI signatory organisation and would like to connect with a Diversity Buddy please contact Emma Lyttle, Engagement Manager for an introduction emma.lyttle@diversity-mark.-ni.co.uk

 

Lesley Miller 

Senior Manager at Allstate NI  

Lesley is a Senior Manager with 18+ years’ experience with Allstate Northern Ireland and 30+ years’ experience in Technology. Lesley’s role in Business Engagement encompasses responsibility for Engagement Strategy across ANI, with a focus on reinforcing the business purpose and leveraging our people and skills to have positive impacts in Allstate NI and in the wider community in Northern Ireland. 

Areas of Expertise: Gender Diversity / Age Diversity / Identifying Barriers / Diversity Strategies / Profile & Visibility / Measuring Success / Culture Shift / Getting Everyone Engaged / Mentoring  / Staff Networks / Diversity at Senior Level / DMNI Application 

Sorcha Diver

Head of Risk & Compliance at Allstate NI 

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Sorcha is Head of Risk & Compliance and Administrative Services. Sorcha has been at Allstate for 20 years, joining as a graduate developer and holding roles in operations and security before building the ANI Risk & Compliance team and developing the Procurement, Supplier Management and Facilities functions. A member of the steering group for both the Diversity Charter Mark NI and Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, Sorcha is passionate about all things diversity and inclusion.

                                          Areas of Expertise: Gender Diversity / LGBTQ+ / Identifying Barriers / Diversity                                                        Strategies / Diversity at Recruitment Stage / Measuring Success / Staff Networks /                                                  Diversity at Senior Level / DMNI Application  

 

David Johnston

Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion at Police Service of Northern Ireland 

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David has been a HR practitioner for over 25 years, with a professional interest in equality, diversity and inclusion. Most of his career has seen him working in complex and high-profile public service organizations, including Inland Revenue, Police Ombudsman’s office, Northern Ireland Tourist Board, and the Police Service of Northern Ireland. David recently also joined the Boardroom Apprentice 2020.

Areas of Expertise: Gender Diversity / Race & Ethnicity / Diversity Strategies / Profile & Visibility / Mentoring Schemes / Community Outreach / Allies 

 

Caroline van der Feltz

HR Director at Danske Bank 

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Caroline is an experienced HR Director with over 25  years’ experience within the fields of Financial Services, FMCG, Travel and Retail sectors. Currently at Danske Bank UK she leads the People Strategy as part of the Banks Executive Committee with Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging a significant element of their Strategy. Caroline sits on Diversity Mark NI Board of Directors.

Areas of Expertise: Gender Diversity / Disabilities / Mental Health / Neurodiversity /                                              Diversity Strategies / Culture Shift / Getting Everyone Engaged / Mentoring                                                              Schemes / Staff Networks / Allies / Diversity at Senior Level / DMNI Application  

 

Donna Feehan

Consumer Finance Product Manager at Danske Bank 

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Donna is Consumer Finance Product Manager at Danske Bank & Chair of Rainbow Committee. Having worked for the bank for over 19 years and being part of the LGBT+ community, she took an an active role in helping launch their Rainbow Network. Collaborating with, and speaking at Working With Pride and FuSIoN (Financial Service Inclusion Network) events, she enjoys sharing personal experiences on National Coming Out Day and being part of panel to secure Senior Leader buy in at a Stonewall Diversity Champion seminar.

                                          Areas of Expertise:  LGBTQ+ / Profile & Visibility / Staff Networks

 

Nicola McCleery

Head of Transaction Banking at Danske Bank 

Nicola is Head of Transaction Banking, Danske Bank. She is an energetic and experienced leader with extensive experience in driving change and creating value in FMCG and financial services sectors, locally and internationally. She is an award winning diversity champion, former Chair of the Danske Gender Diversity Network and now active member, People Board member, community volunteer, mentor. She believes strongly in the concept of inspirational leadership based on integrity, inclusivity and diversity, combined with clear strategic management.

                                          Areas of Expertise: Gender Diversity / Measuring Success / Staff                                                                                Networks / Diversity at Senior Level 

 

Adriana Morvaiova

Team Development Co-Ordinator at Sensata 

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Born in Slovakia, raised in a bilingual family with Hungarian roots. Adriana relocated to Northern Ireland in 2006 when she joined Sensata Technologies. As a chair of the D&I council and founder of ACE (Appreciating Cultural Exchange), Adriana has a role to encourage people to appreciate the richness of cultures, build better relationships and inclusivity through development, community relations, discussions and social activities. Building strong links with communities like ArtsEkta and Sensata becoming principal sponsor of the Belfast Mela.

                                           Areas of Expertise: Race & Ethnicity / Neurodiversity /                                                                                                 Mental Health / Cognitive Diversity/ Culture Shift / Getting                                                                                           Everyone Engaged / Community Outreach / Staff Networks / Diversity Strategies 

 

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