RAHM JURY MEMBERS 2019 - TORONTO, DUBLIN & BERLIN
Mr. Pallett is a previous winner of both the Ontario Hostelry Institute and Hotelier Magazine’s prestigious Educator of the Year award. He is a past Executive Planning Committee member of the Conference Board of Canada’s Human Resources Executive Council, is the Past Chair of Tourism HR Canada, Chair of the Board of the Canadian Gay Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC), and more! . He is also a past member of the Board of Kinark, Ontario’s largest agency dealing with you and mental health and holds a seat on Board Patient Quality Care & Safety Committees of Sinai Health Services. Mr. Pallett has his CHRE designation.
Outside of his day to day responsibilities, he created an LGBT+ network for employees as well as writing content for the internal communications team for staff members.
As she was conflicted about the opportunities and satisfaction that industry gave her, while also seeing a lack of role models that looked like her, a gay woman, at the top, Hayley founded WERKIN to democratise access to mentorship at global organisations. She actively supports the LGBTQ+ community, people of color, women, people with disabilities, and other underrepresented groups.
She is a longtime mentor to LGBTQ+ STEM students and regularly speaks about the importance of inclusive technology. Hayley has been featured in the FT OUTstanding LGBT+ Executives List, The Guardian and Huffington Post among other outlets.
In addition to her work at Egale, Helen was a founding member of Canadians for Equal Marriage, which ultimately resulted in Canada being the fourth country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage. She has also played a large role internationally as the former Co-Secretary General of ILGA, a worldwide federation of 1100 member organisations campaigning for LGBTI rights.
Helen is the recent recipient of The Lifetime Achievement Award at Start Proud’s 2018 Leaders To Be Proud Of Awards.
Kimberley Messer is a member of IBM’s Global Diversity Business Development organization, focused on LGBT+ markets for the United States and Canada.
Kimberley has a strong history of advocating for LGBT+ and broader diversity initiatives inside and outside of IBM. She served as the chair of IBM Canada’s LGBT business resource group from 2011-2017, serves on Pride at Work Canada’s Executive Board of Directors as the Director of National Strategy and recently joined the Executive board of You Can Play. In 2018, Kimberley was awarded the Leaders to be Proud of Advocate Award for significant contributions in LGBT workplace advocacy.
Lenore is a member of the Employers' Partnership Table – a group formed to advise the Ontario government on innovative ways to connect more people with disabilities to jobs.
Lenore is the Chair of the Board of Pride at Work Canada, a national non-profit organization that focuses on LGBTQ2+ inclusion in the workplace.
In 2018, Lenore received a Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion Award of Success.
Lenore has a BAH in Communications from Queen’s University and an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.
Nick is the proud recipient of the 2016 Governor General of Canada Meritorious Service Medal (Civil Division) for his efforts in advancing diversity and inclusion and positively impacting the LGBTQ2 community by striving to eliminate intolerance and creating an atmosphere of acceptance.
Director General, Communications Branch
Shared Services Canada – Government of Canada
He is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Kontist, an app that provides the banking services freelancers deserve, making finances easy. At the same time he is also the founder of oggie consulting OÜ, a young entity that provides Interim Management services and Management Consulting.
Suresh has been listed on the Financial Times Top 100 LGBTQ Executives three years running. He is an official professional mentor to LGBT and Ethnic Minority professionals through INvolve and was most recently was invited to share his thoughts on Humanity at the TED 2019 conference in Vancouver.
Ouellette is in the Top 10 in all-time NCAA scoring with 229 career points. She is a member of the Triple Gold Club as one of only three women to win the Clarkson Cup, an Olympic gold medal and an IIHF Women's World Championship gold medal. She is one of only five athletes to win gold in four consecutive Olympic games.
Retired Professional Ice Hockey Player
Cassie is very outspoken when it comes to her sexuality and is a proud member and an advocate for the LGBT+ community.
As one the lead researchers for the Analytical Function 2019 Diversity and Inclusion survey, she contributes regularly to ensuring employees can bring their whole selves to work.
Joanne Gill has over 23 years experience in the custody, banking and treasury industry. She joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch in 2006 from BNP (formerly Fortis) where she worked for ten years in the custody and banking division. During her time at BNP, she held a number of roles including head of Operations and Global Process Owner for Banking & Custody.
Head of Global Custody and Agency Services EMEA & APAC
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
HR Director, Schools and Universities
Maebh was included in Germany’s ‘Top Out 100 Executives’ list 2018.
In 2018 Dentons was recognised as a Stonewall Top Global Employer, one of only 13 organisations. Nick was proud to be named in the 100 OUTstanding LGBT+ Executives Role Model 2018, presented by the Financial Times
Steve Jacques is the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Key Assets Group. He is the senior diversity champion for the Group. Steve has a long history in LGBT+ activism and in 1997 established ‘Same Love’ which was a safe space for LGBT+ Christians in the north of England.
In 2017 he was shortlisted for the Australian LGBT+ Diversity Champion Award and in 2018 he was listed in the Deloittes/Google Top 50 Outstanding LGBT+ Leaders index for the Asia Pacific region and the UK’s Financial Times Outstanding LGBT+ Executive Role Models top 100 list, ranking in 4th place. Steve is a voluntary board director with the National LGBT Federation in Ireland. He lives in Dublin with her husband Patrick.
Prior to his move to the UK, Tom was the HRD for Global Sales and Services at Successfactors. Over his career he has held a variety of HR leadership positions with global organizations such as Hewlett-Packard, Gap Inc, Levi Strauss & Co, Cisco, etc. He has a wide range of HR experience in the area of HR strategy, talent management, diversity and inclusion, workforce planning, change management and many more.
Tom has been the executive sponsor for Pride@SAP and currently participates in the OUTstanding Board Readiness Program. Former jury of RAHM 2017 and 2018 he also serves as a mentor through OUTstanding.
Victoria has been leading Asset Protection in Primark for over four years and has over 20 years’ experience within the security industry.
Victoria is heavily involved in Primark's Diversity & Inclusion programme, she is noted amongst her colleagues for creating a supportive work environment and is invested in true team development and collaboration.
She is a true culture maker, working collaboratively with international teams across 12 markets in Europe and the US.
Victoria has a pioneering spirit and truly embraces diversity and equality in the workplace.
Rebel‘s footprint internationally and supporting their mission to create highly engaging
health and fitness experiences with real-life impact.
Prior to joining Asana Rebel, Annabella served as VP Marketing-Performance at
Babbel, the world’s leading language-learning app, where she managed a team of over
50, covering all User Acquisition channels and Marketing Technologies.
Annabella brings over twelve years of expertise in Marketing for international markets,
marketing technology, and focus on user acquisition for ROI-based online businesses,
including Team Europe ventures, Affinitas and FOX.
Anabella da Encarnacao
Annemieke's experience has been gained in all key global markets incl. the Americas, Europe, Russia, India & Australasia in both private equity and family owned businesses.
He sits on the boards of Refugees At Home – a charity he helped found it in late 2015 – and City YMCA London.He has been named by the Financial Times and OUTstanding as one of the leading 100 LGBT Executives worldwide for the last three years in a row, including ranking 15th out of 100 in this year's list, and he was also named as a 'Top 10 LGBT+ Inspirational Leader' in the British LGBT Awards 2017 and recognised by the ‘Pink News Awards’. Also in 2018 he was appointed as a Leadership Fellow of St George's House, Windsor Castle.
He is a regular speaker, panellist and panel chair on the topic of LGBT+ inclusion, and D&I more generally, internationally.
Erik Lüngen has worked in the IT industry for 20 years. He began his career at SAP as a consultant for medium-sized businesses. He then moved into development and took on management roles. Erik Lüngen briefly left SAP to take on responsibility at an SAP partner and sharpen his market perspective. He has now been back at SAP for 6 years as COO of the industrial development division. Erik Lüngen holds an MBA from Mannheim Business School and ESSEC. He is an active supporter of Diversity & Inclusion and Pride@SAP, especially the Pride@SAPLabsIndia initiative. In 2018, he was both on Uhlala's Top 100 OutExecutives in Germany list and out-standing.org's Top 100 LGBT+ Executives list.
His late outing as an executive in the bank in 2014 motivated him as a role model to give orientation to young people in order to resolve the supposed contradiction between out and career. Since 2016, he has also served as spokesman for Commerzbank's LGBT network Arco, one of the oldest and largest LGBT networks in German companies.
Already in 2017 Holger was a jury member of the first RAHM contest in Berlin and was among the TOP 100 of the Germanys TOP 100 out Executives in 2018.
Since 2001 he has held various sales, central and management positions at Commerzbank in Wiesbaden, Frankfurt, Cologne, Hamburg and now Berlin.
He actively advises LGBT colleagues and is a mentor in the LGBT VK Future Leadership Program.
He also is a representative of be.queer at AFS and a Spokesman of be.queer Bertelsmann/AFS LGBTIQ and allies Employees Network.
In depth knowlewdge in LGBT publishing, Media, Online Retail, Marketing and recently in the Tech World. Comprehensive worldwide leadership network in the LGBT Business World (Media, Travel, Online). Since 2018 CEO at Erasys GmbH, Berlin (Romeo, Gay Dating Platform).
In his private time he is a passionate photographer. www.instagram.com/monochrome_passion
He is currently a member of the North-West Management Board and Regional Division Manager of Postbank, which is headquartered in Düsseldorf.
She is specifically passionate to develop the culture and mindset of “no need to come out” in the leadership layer of organisations and day to day life for the young talent to rely on.
Sibylle is the founding member of the thyssenkrupp LGBTI network.