Cecil Peters

EMEA Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
J.P. Morgan

Cecil (He/Him) holds an MSc in Information Systems from Canterbury Christchurch University.

He was a lifelong banking technologist joining J.P. Morgan to run a software engineering function with Cybersecurity in 2018. During the pandemic he pivoted his career to a full time focus on diversity, equity and inclusion across J.P. Morgan’s EMEA business, encompassing 36 countries, 48 cities and 30,000 employees. As such, he leads a strategy covering, Disability, Gender, Ethnicity, Sexual Orientation, and Military Veterans in the region. Where his team have been successful in growing diverse representation, whilst also highlighting and celebrating the value of difference both inside and outside the firm. He prides himself on the contribution his team make to making the firm more inclusive.

Cecil currently serves as a non-executive director of J.P. Morgan Jersey Trust Company Limited; is on the education advisory board of The Sutton Trust, a social mobility charity; and advisory board of EthicalWeb.AI, an ethical tech company. In March 2023 he was awarded the title Head of Diversity of the Year at the Burberry British Diversity Awards. Whilst his team have been nominated for DEI Team of the year on numerous occasions

Cecil is on the judging panel for The Powerlist, and the Black British Business Awards.

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