OSTC has taken another big step forward this week, as we share the exciting news that our CEO, Lee Hodgkinson, has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the City of London Corporation’s new taskforce to improve socio-economic diversity at senior levels within UK financial and professional services.

Eliminating the divide is right at the top of OSTC’s diversity agenda. Having already become a signatory to the Women in Finance Charter at the beginning of 2021, this new appointment takes our organisation even closer to helping determine another vital change for the better and creating even more of a positive impact.

Commissioned by The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and HM Treasury, the new Advisory Board is made of a team of hugely enthusiastic individuals who will have oversight across all three workstreams and help to inform the taskforce’s final conclusions.

When asked about his new appointment, Lee said:

“It is a great honour to be appointed to the Advisory Board. Supporting overlooked talent and boosting socio-economic diversity at senior levels within financial and professional services will help reduce income inequality across the UK and will improve our competitive edge internationally.”

You can find out more about the taskforce’s vision and who else will be joining Lee on the Advisory Board here: https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/supporting-businesses/business-support-and-advice/socio-economic-diversity-taskforce