Event Details

In June, we celebrate Global Pride Month. Pride is about celebrating differences, standing together in solidarity, educating and raising awareness and remembering those who paved the way for LGBT+ rights. This year, LGBT Great is delighted to be kicking off Pride with an exploration of what Pride means in 2022 in partnership with M&G.

Join us as Alex Hoare, Global Insights and Content Manager at LGBT Great will be having a candid discussion with Mark McClane, Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing at M&G about:

  • The relevance of Pride in 2022
  • What does Pride mean to M&G?
  • Reflections on language and allyship

The session will comprise an interview and there will be plenty of time for Q&A.

We look forward to kicking Pride off with you!

This will be a virtual event and will be recorded.

About LGBT Great

LGBT Great is a platform of over 40 financial services organisations working together to improve global sustainability. Our vision is for our industry to become the most trusted place of choice for LGBT Great © | 3 LGBT+ talent, clients and investors, with every firm advocating visibly. LGBT Great believes in a data-driven approach to DE&I, and our iiBT metrics are designed to provide an industry-specific framework to drive success and empower organisations and leaders.


2:00 PM - 2:05 PM
2:05 PM - 2:30 PM
In Conversation with Mark McClane
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM


  • Alexander Hoare (Global Insights and Content Manager at LGBT Great)

    Alexander Hoare

    Global Insights and Content Manager at LGBT Great


    Alex is an experienced corporate insight and strategy professional with extensive experience supporting investment and private equity organisations.

    Alex was the first in his family to go to university, completing a BA in Modern Languages at The University of Oxford and an MA in Italian Studies from The University of Warwick. He is also a proud member of the LGBT+ community and has been involved in the launch and implementation of multiple DE&I networks.

    Alex is responsible for the strategic development of LGBT Great’s insights, research, and content and for advising financial services organisations on LGBT+ sustainability issues.

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  • Mark McLane (Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing at M&G)

    Mark McLane

    Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing at M&G


    Mark McLane is the Head Diversity, Inclusion and Well-being for M&G plc, an international savings and investments business with over 7 million customers across the UK, Europe, Asia and the Americas. Mr. McLane is responsible for architecting a firmwide diversity and inclusion strategy that will leverage organizational strengths, remain nimble in the every-changing global business climate and enable M&G plc to maintain their competitive advantage by driving innovation to its customers.

    Prior to M&G plc, Mr. McLane was the Head of Global Diversity and Inclusion for Barclays PLC, a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank. During his tenure at Barclays Mr. McLane implemented a global Diversity and Inclusion strategy the delivered six consecutive years of improvement in the percentage of women in senior leadership, established a mental health and wellness campaign, This is Me, that is now a good practice across the UK with over 600 companies participating and developed Dynamic Working which positively improved overall colleagues engagement through inclusion in the workplace.

    As the Director of Diversity and Inclusion for Booz Allen Hamilton, immediately preceding his role at Barclays, Mr. McLane developed and implemented a firm wide diversity strategy including initiatives that leveraged the inherent differences within Booz Allen’s current and future workforce. Under Mr. McLane’s leadership these initiatives aligned with the organization’s vision of assuring continued growth in an increasingly competitive and global market.

    Mr. McLane also held the position of Chief Diversity Officer for Whirlpool Corporation, a Fortune 500 global consumer product company in Benton Harbor Michigan. Under Mr. McLane’s leadership Whirlpool Corporation successfully implemented a global Diversity and Inclusion embedment strategy positioning the Company as a recognized leader in the industry. In addition to his role as a human resources leader, Mr. McLane has an extensive background in innovation, strategy development, marketing and sales across U.S. and international markets.

    Mr. McLane is a former commissioner for the UK Equalities and Human Rights Commission, a member of the Lord Mayor of London’s Appeal fundraising Board along with additionally leadership roles as the past Master of the Guild of Human Resource Professionals, on the OutLeadership leadership committee and Department of Work and Pensions Disability Confident Leaders group. In 2014, 15, 16 and 19 Mr. McLane was recognized on the UK LGBT power list, the LGBT Great top 100 global allies, the Financial Times 100 LGBT business leaders in London and named to the top 50 global Diversity Executives by the Economist.

    Mr. McLane holds a B.S in Business Management from the University of Scranton.

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