Tamoor Ali, Chair
Tamoor is a Crude originator and works in BP’s Supply and Trading business based in the UK. He has been with BP for over 12 years and has worked in several business development roles across BP Upstream in North Africa, India, Trinidad and Tobago as well BP Treasury. He is actively involved in BP Pride and InterEnergy network to make Oil & Gas an inclusive environment for everyone. Tamoor was also featured as Stonewall Role Model of the year in 2015 and featured in the financial times Top LGBT list IN 2017.
Tamoor joined the Diversity Role Models Board as the Treasurer and has been the chair of the board since 2017.
Ali is Global Head of Fraud Operations at Barclays. Ali has been with Barclays for 10 years and prior to joining held various senior positions with Morgan Stanley Credit Cards across Customer Management, Digital and Acquisition functions. She started her banking career at Lloyds Bank in 1996.
In her roles she has driven strong performance through business collaboration, simplification and driving great customer experience across all channels. She is very focused on engaging colleagues and ensuring that performance is delivered in a sustainable and controlled way.
Ali is an Ambassador for the Barclays' Spectrum network, and is a key driver of the diversity and inclusion strategy, for the global COO organisation across Barclays.
Ali was recently featured on the Pride Power list and she has also featured on the OUTStanding List of Leading LGBT Executives.
Ali has two children aged 10 and 7, the eldest nearly now as tall as she is, and loves many sports with field hockey being the main passion.
Ann has over 30 years experience of working in Defence and is currently the Royal Naval element of the Armed Forces Diversity Engagement Team, a member of the Royal Navy Compass Network and Naval Servicewomen's Network.
DRM's approach restores my faith that education can foster independent thinking, confidence and informed decisions. The interaction between student and role model enables an honest exchange of views. Most importantly, DRM ‘practices what it preaches’ with a network of role models who reflect their diverse communities.
Antonia is a founding Partner of MHBC which was established in early 2007, and has 40 plus years’ experience in the construction and property industries.
Antonia transitioned in 2000 in a very male dominated working environment, where there was no history or visible LGBT influences to draw on. She regularly accepts pro bono appointments on the basis of possibly influencing positive change for Women/LGBT good in areas that relate to entry, education and career path possibilities in her chosen career path of Surveying.
She has been recognised five years running as one of the OUTstanding/Financial Times Top 100 LGBT Business Executives, in 2014 thru to 2018, recognising her commitment to creating a fair and inclusive workplace, and was in 2016 recognised as one of the City’s most inspiring women in the City A.M. Power 100 Women List, being one of the 10 women listed in the property section.
Catherine is Director of Income Generation for Hospice UK. She oversees the fundraising and commercial operations for the national charity and is also responsible for identifying and developing income generation opportunities for the wider hospice sector. In recent years Catherine led on developing the hospice sector’s first national fundraising and awareness campaign ‘Open Up Hospice Care’, which returned for a second time in March 2019.
Catherine joined Hospice UK from LGBT campaigning charity Stonewall where she was Director of Fundraising and Major Partnerships and prior to that held a number of senior sales and marketing roles in the private sector including MindShare, Westfield and Viacom. Catherine is passionate about diversity and inclusion and as a ‘straight ally’ believes that it is everyone’s responsibility to create a world where difference is celebrated. In her spare time Catherine enjoys skiing, sailing and spending time with friends and family. She lives in Hertfordshire with her partner and her two boys.
Claire Harvey MBE
Claire is an experienced leader and inclusion expert and Paralympian. Previously working as Head of inclusive leadership at KPMG, and then CEO of our very own Diversity Role Models, Claire is now EDIT Development’s Director of Culture and Inclusion whilst proudly also being on our board. She is recognised as a world leader in diversity and inclusion and culture, incorporating behaviour changes and organisational systems to create impactful change.
Christopher has over 20 years of experience working in international investment banking as an advisor to governments, public sector institutions and financial companies. He has lived in many countries across Europe and the Americas. He supports a broad array of community-building and social development programmes. When joining Diversity Role Models, Christopher cited the importance of DRM and its work proactively promoting diversity and acceptance as children are in the process of forming their own conscious and unconscious biases.
Faheem joins Diversity Role Models with a bit of a diverse background himself, being of South Asian heritage, born in Kenya, raised in Canada, having also lived in the US and India, before moving the UK in 2010. His professional background includes over 15 years primarily in corporate strategy, both as a management consultant with The Monitor Group and as a Senior Director at The Coca-Cola Company, where he has worked across various corporate functions including Strategy & Planning, Marketing, Commercial Finance, and Public Affairs. Faheem recently joined Google to lead strategy for YouTube across Europe, Middle East & Africa. In addition, Faheem brings experience from the non-profit sector, having served for several years as a volunteer, Trustee and Board Chair for a Canadian children’s charity called Future Possibilities for Kids. He is excited to bring his passion for diversity & inclusion and children’s empowerment to help Diversity Role Models achieve its mission.
Jim is a partner in Allen & Overy’s Corporate department. He specialises in non-contentious intellectual property law and is Co-Head of the firm’s global Life Sciences sector group. Jim is Co-Chair of A&Out - Allen & Overy’s LGBT network - with primary responsibility for acting as a visible senior role model. The network is an international network involved in business development, graduate recruitment, mentoring and social responsibility activities. He led on the successful launch of A&O’s first LGBT+ Allies group, and is currently working to ensure the firm’s LGBT network is truly global in its approach. Jim’s work as Chair of A&Out, such as a programme of staff awareness talks and mentoring of junior staff, has helped lead to them being nominated for Pink News’ 2017 and 2018 Business Equality Awards. Jim was also one of the supervising partners of the A&O team providing pro bono legal advice to Stonewall on Turing’s law. He participates in various external diversity mentoring programmes, and often speaks on the topic of same-sex parenting.