Deirdre has been working as a Consultant and Networks Leader in the field of inclusion, diversity and equality for over 20 years. She supports employers to create inclusive workplaces to attract, develop and retain diverse talent, to sustain growth and enhance the employee experience.
She has worked with leading UK, European and global organisations across a range of industry sectors in the private, public and third sector. She has run two leading I&D peer-sharing employer networks in the UK and co-founded the Global Diversity Forum in 2004.
Deirdre holds an LLM Employment Law and is CIPD qualified. She is also a Fellow of the RSA and a contributing author toThe Key to Inclusion(July 2022).
Deirdre works in a voluntary capacity as a Divisional Secretary for the SSAFA the Armed Forces charity, and loves spending time with her family.
In 2016 and 2017 she was named in the top 50 diversity specialists in industry by the Global Diversity List supported by the Economist.