Two senior KPMG figures have featured in this year’s Pink List, which celebrates the LGBT community and its allies.
Ashley Steel, global chair of KPMG’s transport practice, was ranked 75th in the top 101 list – and has regularly appeared in previous years. Often described as “the most senior lesbian in the City”, Ashley is well known for her championing of openness and equality.
Also featured this year was KPMG’s chairman and senior partner Simon Collins – as a “friend of LGBT people”. Simon has spoken frequently in the past, including at last year’s high profile Out on the Street LGBT business conference in London, of the need for the business community to make more progress in creating a truly accepting and tolerant environment, and of the important role that “straight allies” have to play in this.
Next month, KPMG will be hosts to this year’s Out on the Street: Europe conference where it is hoped that there will be plenty of constructive and thought-provoking debate around how to continue to break down barriers and enable people to be themselves at work.
Ashley Steel said: “Stonewall deserve the top prize. Without their relentless hard work to get LGBT people equal rights – including, this year, gay marriage - the lives of LGBT people would be poor. Thank you Stonewall.”
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