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Maxine is an award-winning champion for greater inclusivity across the insurance industry. She also sits on the Executive Committee of the industry-wide Insurance Cultural Awareness Network (iCAN), with responsibility for partnerships and external relationships. She is also the co-chair of RATL, the Race Action though Leadership group for CEOs and Board Chairs. Maxine is very active in D&I within the insurance industry, and is a regular public speaker on race and ethnicity. Her work across the insurance industry involves raising awareness of the challenges faced by POC from recruitment through to career development and senior progression; and their exit. Her work involves holding listening sessions, focus groups while educating middle management, hiring managers and external recruiters and broadly garnering C-Suite executive sponsorship. This enabled her to get over 50 C-Suite executives to volunteer as mentors to a range of BME employees. She chaired the Annual Diversity Summit for the Association of British Insurers in 2021. She previously chaired the Zurich Insurance Cultural Awareness Network and has been key to leading Zurich’s multicultural D&I strategy including the publication of the Zurich UK ethnicity pay gap report in 2020, the first for the insurance industry. Maxine was the first winner of the Insurance Award as the Race Champion in 2019 and continues to lead challenging discussions with senior leaders breaking down barriers at work for ethnic minorities. She was also the winner of the Women in Insurance 2020 Role Model of the Year.