Denise Keating

Chief Executive Officer
Umbrella HR

Denise set up Umbrella HR to provide practical support for HR and Diversity and inclusion professionals. Having held executive roles in several sectors and with a career spanning all HR subjects, Denise knows what it takes to deliver value to business. Her strength is translating strategy into sustainable, practical actions that are embedded in business.

Her last role was CEO at the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (enei’s), which provided D&I support to approximately 380 private, public, and not-for-profit organisations.

Previous roles include HR & Communications Director at BGL Group (Compare the Market), Board Director (HR/IT/Communications/Clinical Governance Director) for Craegmoor Healthcare, Head of People Proposition at Marks & Spencer, and HO Corporate HR for Nationwide Building Society, where she worked on change programmes that positioned organisations as employers of choice.


Day 2
July 25, 2024
2:35 pm

Panel Series G: Navigating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Leadership and Governance

25 July
Time:  2:35 pm - 3:25 pm
Location:  Creative Hub: Town Hall

In this session, our panelists will explore the vital intersection of leadership and governance with diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) principles. From examining inclusive leadership practices to addressing systemic biases in governance structures, we'll delve into the challenges and opportunities for promoting DEI in leadership roles and decision-making processes. Whether you're a leader, policymaker, or advocate for social change, this discussion offers valuable insights and strategies for fostering equitable and inclusive leadership and governance practices.

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