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Fifth anniversary of Diversity Project

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I am a white, middle-aged man, with nothing that would count as a disability. I am not an obvious champion for diversity and inclusion. However, my journey to becoming chief executive of an investment and savings business with 150 staff tells its own story.

I attended state schools. Neither my parents nor my grandparents had a university education. A combination of this, my own lack of maturity (and some very dismal A-level results) meant I never went to university either. Instead, after just one interview, I started my career at age 18 as an office junior with an insurance company called AXA Equity and Law in Southampton and worked my way up.  The question I ask myself is this: would I have got where I am today if I had been either black, female or living with a disability or perhaps all three? The Diversity Project launches its 'A fish...

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