Low levels of diversity in key decision-making roles in organisations creates excessive risks and can inhibit necessary cultural change. While some are starting to make progress, much more needs to be done to increase diversity. Join Ed Sibley (Deputy Governor of the Central Bank) and a panel of influential speakers to discuss diversity and inclusion.
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Ed Sibley was appointed Deputy Governor, Prudential Regulation on 1 September 2017. He is an ex-officio Member of the Central Bank Commission and is also a member of the Supervisory Board of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM). As Deputy Governor, Prudential Regulation, Ed is responsible for leading the supervision of credit institutions, insurance firms and the asset management industry. Prior to this appointment, he was Director of Credit Institutions Supervision, responsible for overseeing the Central Bank's supervisory work for all banks and credit unions operating in Ireland. He joined the Central Bank in 2012 in the Banking Supervision area. Ed has more than 20 years' experience working in the financial services sector. His previous experience includes working for the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) leading the supervision of European banks operating in the UK; and a variety of risk management roles in Bank of Ireland and PwC. Ed has an MBA from Smurfit Business School, and a first class honours BA Economics degree.
Paula is currently President of Cork Chamber and is Head of Sales for The Doyle Collection an Irish luxury hotel company with 8 hotels located in Ireland/UK and US. The hotel portfolio includes The River Lee in Cork. Paula has for the last 5 years served a Chair of the Cork Chamber Annual Dinner as well as Chair of Cork Chamber 200 working group. She holds a BA and MA from University College Cork and completed a Diploma in International Sales and Marketing with Cornell University in 2016.
Clare Kennelly is the founder and principal consultant at Inclusive Cork. A graduate of UCC with a BA in Spanish and Sociology and Higher Diploma in Education. She worked for 26 years in varying teaching roles: TEFL, post primary, further and third level education. In all these roles she worked with students with varying disabilities and noticed even though they were succeeding in education, they met obstacles when looking for work placement and employment. Clare is vision impaired and is personally and professionally passionate about disability employment inclusion and universal design.
She is the presenter of the DisruptAbility podcast which is an educational and information platform for employers, employees, professionals and parents/guardians to highlight the barriers and opportunities for employing people with disabilities in Irish society and beyond. Clare’s professional goal is to make Cork a leader in Inclusion.
Chevy Johnston has had a career in Irish and UK financial services for the last 15 years, most recently in the role of Digital and Customer Innovation in Ulster Bank. He has always taken an active role within Employee Led Networks (ELNs) whose aim it is to give visibility to the diversity of colleagues, and ensure everyone feels comfortable to be their true selves at work.
As Co Chair of the Ulster Bank Rainbow Network he raised its profile by encouraging LGBT colleagues and allies to celebrate key dates, such as International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBT Day), Dublin Pride and National Coming Out Day. He was a founding member of the Financial Services Inclusion Network (FuSIoN), which is a collaborative group of networks in the industry, sharing events, best practices and providing a new space for professional networking for LGBTQ+ staff and allies. Starting with seven organisations, FuSIoN now includes 17 and continues to grow.
Chevy continues to drive collaborations across the industry with organisations such as the BPFI/FPAI, the IoB, the Central Bank of Ireland and Dogpatch Labs. He also continues to work in this space as an alumni of FuSIoN, contributing to, and organising, panel discussions and networking events. He is working with a number of start-ups and companies to help them consider how to review, and optimise how they view Diversity and Inclusion as a core policy, key to future growth and success.