Brit has announced the appointment of Wayne Page as head of Inclusion and Diversity (“I&D”).
Page will report to Shane Kingston, chief risk officer and chief actuary and Brit’s I&D sponsor.
The firm said that working closely with the I&D Committee, Page will act as the “custodian” of Brit’s I&D strategic vision, ensuring that the group progresses against its I&D objectives.
It added he will work to deliver “expert advice and guidance across the group on I&D matters, alongside developing and implementing strategic policies, practices and action plans”.
He has a strong background in diversity, inclusion, wellbeing and belonging, having worked for the past five years in a range of roles to develop and implement diversity and inclusion strategies.
In addition, Brit said Page will bring his knowledge of the financial services sector to the role, having worked for eight years for the FCA as a regulatory supervisor prior to his I&D work, overseeing regulation for a number of large insurance firms.
Matthew Wilson, group CEO, said: “At Brit, inclusion, diversity and equality are very real business priorities and it is important to us that they are deeply embedded in all aspects of our business and culture.
“This is not just because it is the right thing to do, but because we believe it encourages more innovative thinking and results in better business outcomes. We are committed to creating an environment where everyone understands and celebrates the difference that diversity brings to an organisation and that allows all our people to reach their full potential.”
He added: “I am delighted to be welcoming Wayne into this key role as Head of I&D to help take our work in this area to the next level.”