Event Details

Join us in-person and understand the importance of diverse networks, LGBTQ+ awareness and visibility, and why building a community propels positive change.

M&G plc in partnership with LGBT Great, and InterInvest is delighted to invite you to the 'Shining the Light' community event. This transformative event will explore the importance of communities for under-represented employees in the workplace and provide you with a new platform to network, connect and thrive in the region.

You will gain an insight into how role models and allies can help transform workplaces through the 'Seeing is Believing' research and conversations with influential industry leaders.

The event will also also provide you with insight into a number of industry specialist programmes, including  Project 1000 Role Models and  Executive Allies, Mentoring Programmes, along with other important community building initiatives.

A select number of Guest Tickets are available. Register to secure yours and join our Pre-Event Room using the GlueUp App. (Android) (IOS). We look forward to seeing you there and meeting you on the day!


5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Arrival and Welcome
6:00 PM - 6:05 PM
M&G Opening Address
6:05 PM - 6:40 PM
Hear from Industry Leaders on the importance of visibility and on Enhancing Your Network
6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Community Drinks Reception
Drinks, food, and networking .


  • Matt Cameron - He/Him (Chief Executive Officer and Head of Membership Services at LGBT Great)

    Matt Cameron - He/Him

    Chief Executive Officer and Head of Membership Services at LGBT Great


    Matt is an experienced talent management, diversity and organisational development leader with extensive experience within the financial services industry. A proven track record in inspiring others, developing effective strategies, programme execution, managing diverse teams and building partnerships.

    Matt was the first in his family to go to university, is part of the LGBT+ community and also from a lower-social economic background.

    Matt is responsible for the development of LGBT Great’s programmes, the strategic direction of the organisation and advising organisations on DE&I issues. Matt is also a Board Member of the Diversity Project.

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  • Mark McLane - He/Him (Head Diversity, Inclusion and Well-being at M&G)

    Mark McLane - He/Him

    Head Diversity, Inclusion and Well-being at M&G


    Mark McLane is the Head Diversity, Inclusion and Wellness 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, he delivered six consecutive years of improvement in the percentage of women in leadership, a mental health and wellness campaign that is UK wide good practice with 600+ companies participating and Dynamic Working which improved overall colleagues engagement by 5 percentage points

    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 that leveraged the inherent differences within Booz Allen’s current and future workforce.

    Mr. McLane also held the position of Chief Diversity Officer for Whirlpool Corporation, a Fortune 500 global consumer product company in Benton Harbor Michigan.

    Mr. McLane has been a commissioner for the UK Equalities and Human Rights Commission, a member of the Lord Mayor of London’s Appeal fundraising Board, and a past Master of the Guild of Human Resource Professionals. In 2014, 15, 16 and 19 Mr. McLane was recognized on the UK LGBT power list, the Financial Times 100 LGBT business leaders 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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M&G Broadstone Offices

50 S Gyle Cres, Edinburgh EH12 9LD
Scotland, United Kingdom

If you have any questions please contact Hector Bustillos

Contact Organizer

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M&G Affiliate Ticket | Free

Please choose this ticket, if you are affiliated with M&G. For example an employee, corporate partner, or sponsor.

Standard Price Complimentary
Guest Ticket | Free

Anyone is welcome to this event.

Standard Price Complimentary