HRMI 2022: Mark McLane, head diversity, inclusion and wellbeing, M&G

Mark McLane is the head diversity, inclusion and wellbeing for M&G international, a savings and investments business with over 7 million customers across the UK, Europe, Asia and the Americas.

McLane is responsible for building a firmwide diversity and inclusion strategy that leverages M&G's organisational strengths, while remaining nimble in the every-changing global business climate and enabling M&G to maintain a competitive advantage by driving innovation to its customers.

Prior to M&G, McLane was the head of global diversity and Inclusion for Barclays. During his tenure at the bank, he implemented a global diversity and inclusion strategy that delivered six consecutive years of improvement in the percentage of women in senior leadership; established a mental health and wellness campaign called This is Me that is now a good practice across the UK, and developed dynamic working which positively improved overall engagement through inclusion in the workplace.

As the director of diversity and inclusion for Booz Allen Hamilton, prior to Barclays, McLane developed and implemented a firm wide diversity strategy including initiatives that leveraged the inherent differences within Booz Allen’s current and future workforce.


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Mark McLane ranked 33rd on HR magazine’s list of HR Most Influential practitioners in 2022.

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