Iain sponsored Cicero to become the first communications company to join the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter and set ambitious targets for a 50/50 gender balance in their first year of recruitment, which has been surpassed. Cicero is also part of the 30% Club and actively participate in their mentoring programme. Cicero has supported the City of London’s initiatives around women at work in the City, and has provided pro bono support to the Diversity Project for the asset management sector. Cicero has recently been awarded the PRCA (Public Relations and Communications Association) Workplace Champions award for their work in supporting diversity at work. Cicero supports LGBT+ women at work with OUTstanding and supports the Women in Public Affairs network. Iain has been named as one of the PRCA 50 for 50 champions of diversity, he has appeared on BBC Question Time this year speaking about the importance of diversity and has worked with the 10 Downing Street business liaison team to support the Diversity Project. He is a Non-Executive Director of the global Fintech body Innovate Finance, where he chairs the Fintech Strategy Board. The Board has launched key initiatives in 2019 around women in finance, including a schools’ careers programme, and support for the Rose Review.

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