ONLINE EVENT | Thinkers+Shakers Speaker Series - Diversity & Inclusion with Jane Ayaduray

Convergence Partners

Join Jane Ayaduray, in conversation with our own Dave Rees, as she shares actionable insights and lessons learned in her career designing and leading D&I initiatives for global multinationals including Standard Chartered Bank, BNP Paribas, and global top tier law firm White & Case.

Diversity & Inclusion has gained much needed prominence in recent years as progressive companies have started to recognise that more must be done to address inequality of opportunity, and to make our workplaces accepting and inclusive environments.

Often, what is less clear is how to design and implement successful D&I initiatives. It can be challenging to define the scope, design a programme, gain management buy-in, and ensure tangible net gains.

This 30 minute session, delivered via Zoom, is an in-depth conversation with global D&I expert Jane Ayaduray. It aims to provide you with valuable insight based on Jane's real world experience of designing and implementing D&I programmes for global multinationals across several continents. You'll take away a range of ideas and specific examples of powerful initiatives, challenges overcome, and lessons learned.

This session will be followed by a 15 minute Q&A with Jane. Feel free to put your questions directly to us in advance when registering, or email

Jane Ayaduray:
Jane is the Director of Diversity & Inclusion for global top tier law firm White + Case, based in London. She is an award winning champion of disability awareness, a passionate and seasoned public speaker, and she was named among the top 50 Diversity professionals in industry in The Economist. As Head of Diversity & Inclusion for BNP Paribas bank in London, she launched a range of successful programmes that helped to embed D&I at the heart of business practices.

9:30am - 10:15am NZT Wednesday 4th November 2020.

Online via the Zoom platform. Participation is free but registration is required.

Who is this event for:
HR leaders, company executives, founders and everyone interested in ways to increase diversity, inclusion and equality.

We would love you to join us for a fascinating conversation!


Jane Ayaduray

Meet Jane Ayaduray
Originally from Rotorua, Jane Ayaduray has spent the last 15 years in HR leadership roles around the world, including the United States, the UAE, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. Since 2012 she has specialised in diversity & inclusion, shaping the agenda for the likes of Standard Chartered Bank and BNP Paribas, where she was the UK Head of D&I based in London. She is currently Director of D&I for global top tier law firm, White & Case, where she continues to champion equality and catalyse positive change. Jane is hugely passionate about the themes of diversity, inclusion and equality. She enjoys best practice sharing and thought provoking interactions which shape both the practice and profession of D&I.

Dave Rees

Meet Dave Rees
Dave is a founding Partner at Convergence Partners, having joined the Recruitment industry in the UK in 2004. He undertakes global searches for leadership roles and specialist positions, predominantly in Financial Services. Dave also helps growing New Zealand companies to improve standards of governance, often by introducing independent Directors or helping to establish advisory boards. Aside from recruitment, Dave is passionate about helping 'NZ Inc' to capitalise on its strong base of scientific research, and frequently acts as a commercialisation mentor to public research organisations via the Kiwi Innovation Network.


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