Business professionals in KPMG Black History ‘boardroom diversity’ talks

Top accountants in Canary Wharf have been looking into diversity in the boardroom in a forum marking Black History month.

Prominent speakers gave talks to 180 professionals from firms and charities from east London and the City who turned up at KPMG accountants offices in Canada Square.

“Making management teams more culturally and ethnically diverse isn’t an issue that receives as much attention,” said KPMG’s Terry Aduh, one of the event organisers.

“Diversity at board level in the City is an issue that has been played out in the media, particularly women quotas on company boards.

“I hope the issue of ethnic diversity gets stronger as more young people aspire to senior roles in the City.”

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Speakers included National Black Women’s Network founder Sonia Brown and the BBC’s Black and Asian Forum chairman Winston Phillips.


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