UK Chapter Committee Members

Chair

Claire-Walker
Clare Walker

I’m Clare Walker, Category Group Director at RB and the new Chair of the LEAD Network UK Chapter. LEAD network has established itself as an organisation that can make a positive difference in transforming diversity and inclusion in organisations, which totally connects with RB’s company beliefs and those I hold personally. We are empowered to continue the momentum of change by working together, continuing to grow LEAD in the UK, and being proud of what we achieve.

R&D Category Group Director 
Reckitt

Vice Chair

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Rachel Smethurst

I am truly passionate about creating and promoting an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive, no matter who you are. I am particularly passionate about gender diversity and providing women with the same opportunities as men to advance their careers. I am delighted and honoured to be stepping up into the role of Vice Chair as we continue to lead and drive change to ensure we have a truly representative workforce at all levels across our industry.

Commercial Director
Northern Europe

CHEP

education & events

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Zoe McHugh

Consultant –
Rewards and Engagement
Lidl

education & events

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Lisa Murdoch

I spent 12 years as a Senior Leader at MARS before establishing my Coaching business, which focuses on empowering women with the ‘clarity, confidence and courage’ to become exceptional leaders who deliver results and fulfil their potential. My passion for diversity, coupled with my industry experience, means that I am really excited to be a UK Chapter Committee member. I look forward to meeting many inspiring women, allies, and organisations, and to working together to help transform performance by creating more diverse and inclusive cultures.

Female Leadership Coach & Mentor
Unleash My Future

education & events

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Karl Patterson

Diversity & Inclusion Manager
John Lewis

marketing & communications

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Dunke Afe

I am thrilled to be part of the LEAD Network UK Chapter.  My decision to get involved stems from my own purpose to positively shape the Inclusion and diversity agenda in my circle of influence , removing blockers that stop us all from thriving . Coming from a diverse background means that championing a D&I agenda is pretty much second nature to me. I have always been passionate about creating a more diverse and inclusive environment at work , the mutual benefits to employees, leaders and business in general are well documented. Joining LEAD is an amazing opportunity to do even more with like minded people , leveraging their expertise and experience as we work together to further the diversity and inclusion ambition. Very excited to get started!

Executive Director
Global Marketing & Regions
Jo Malone

marketing & communications

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Victoria Montrasio

Global Marketing Director
Digital – Sustainable Choices
Unilever

marketing & communications

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Charlotte Tupman

Senior National Account Manager
P&C

membership & CRM

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Lizzie Berry

I am delighted to be joining the LEAD UK Chapter committee as I am passionate about creating a more inclusive environment for all, where individuals can thrive and achieve their full potential. The more we can ensure everyone feels they truly belong in our industry, the better it will be – not only for those working within it, but also for our customers and the communities we serve too. I can’t wait to get started!

Business Manager
John Lewis

membership & CRM

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Sam Cane

LEAD Network represents the very best opportunity for us to recognise and unlock the potential talent of all individuals in our sectors, regardless of background. It’s an absolute pleasure and privilege to be part of this very important movement!

Marketing Manager
CHEP

TBC

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Lizzie Page

Director Origination EMEIA
EY

retailer engagement

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Melanie di Cristino

I am very excited to be joining the LEAD Network as I am extremely motivated to be involved in the LEAD Network in order to continue to drive forward the agenda of inclusion in the retail space. Inclusive work cultures where diverse talent is nurtured and recognised drives businesses forward and ensures that both colleagues and customers alike can be themselves. I look forward to working together with a group of like-minded allies to promote the message of diversity & inclusion.

Head of Recruitment
Lidl

retailer engagement

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Maree Moore

I’m excited to be joining the LEAD network.  I am passionate about all aspects of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity and this passion has driven me to speak up about allyship within our business.  As an ally and a community of allies we can make a difference to all groups within our I,D and E strategy at CCEP.  I look forward to building connections with like minded people but also sharing learnings and experiences to help s all become better allies.

Associated Director
Organisational Learning,
Talent & Inclusion
CCEP

retailer engagement

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Geraint Thomas

It is an honour to join the LEAD Network UK Chapter and I am very much looking forward to contributing. The idea of fairness in all its forms is something I have felt strongly about for many years. I work for CHEP, the global circular economy pallet and container business, and I am really proud of our own diversity and inclusion journey and how I have contributed to this. Now I feel it’s the right time to contribute more widely and its clear to me that collaboration across businesses and industries will help accelerate progress when it comes to diversity and inclusion. I know its really important to be a male ally when it comes to gender equality and I hope to contribute in my own small way.

Innovation – Northern Europe
CHEP

retailer engagement

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Kate Vain

Head of Finance – UK
Danone

TBC

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Victoria Grzymek

I am delighted to join the UK LEAD Chapter. Championing the D&I agenda is something I feel very passionate about. It is a privilege to join LEAD Network’s important work, to help recognise and unlock the full potential of all our colleagues.

Senior Brand Manager Cadbury
Mondelèz