Jacqueline Davies, the highly-respected Talent and Inclusion HR professional, joins 2016 Award Judge Richard Cronin on our Candidate Selection Panel which selects 20 Applicants to go forward to the Adjudication Panel.
Jacqueline urrently leads the new Guild of Human Resources which brings together business & HR leaders as City employers to solve D&I issues. In February 2017, Jacqueline led a dinner at the City’s Mansion House and in her keynote address highlighted the need to accelerate progress in the areas of BAME hiring, social inclusion and mental health. She believes that the HR profession is an under-utilised and critical player in these areas.
For the last five years Jacqueline has helped establish the new City Watchdog, the FCA. As the FCA’s HR director and member of its Executive Operations & Diversity Committees Jacqueline has driven a complete overhaul of all recruitment, development, performance and reward systems. She has also updated two thirds of the organisation’s 3,500 strong workforce and ensuring near gender parity is achieved at every level. In 2016, the FCA became an early signatory to the Woman In Finance Charter. The FCA has also publicly committed to gender and BAME targets for its senior leadership.
Richard Cronin founded Balcroft, an operational consulting firm, four years ago by bringing together a group of highly respected and principled C-suite executives from FTSE type firms. His vision was to grow a company whose values underpin everything it does and to promote gender equality and empower women.