Learning, curiosity and diversity have always been central to Hedley May. It feels a natural evolution to combine these things to create our ﬁrst Advisory Council in London, soon to be joined by our New York Council. At this time of uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, we recognise the value and role that Advisors can play in assisting our business.
Asif is currently Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Adidas and has a long and rich career in the diversity and inclusion space with senior roles at The Telegraph Media Group, EY Financial Services and the City of London Police.
Asif has received a number of accolades for his work that include the Mosaic (Prince’s Trust) Award for mentoring, Police Oﬃcer of the Year Award, the Civil Servant of the Year Award and the highly commended Head of Diversity Award at the European Diversity Awards. Asif was honoured in 2017 in the Queen’s birthday honours list and is a member of the HR Guild, The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals and is a Freeman of the City.
He is currently a leadership fellow at St George’s House at Windsor Castle, a Judge for numerous Awards including the CIPD Awards, BIMA Awards, Personnel Today Awards and the Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards, an Ambassador for Remembering Srebrenica, Member of the APPG (All Party Parliamentary Group) on Hate Crime, Special Advisory to the charity Penny Appeal and a member of the AICPA board.
Liz is currently interim CEO of R3 – the trade body for restructuring professionals in the UK – an organisation she was honoured to be elected by her industry peers to be President, earlier in her career.
Liz had a long and illustrious career with Big 4 ﬁrm EY. As well as an outstanding career as a restructuring expert, she held a number of positions of responsibility in the ﬁrm. These include her role as Managing Partner of the UK and Ireland Board which led the development and delivery of the ﬁrm’s extraordinarily successful strategy for employer brand, talent development and Diversity and Inclusion. This strategy not only enhanced EY’s reputation but also resulted in Liz being recognised by HM Queen with the honour of OBE for services to equality in the workplace.
Liz has received numerous awards and honours throughout her career including ranked in the top 50 of World Pride Power List of inﬂuential LGBT people worldwide, in the top 20 of the FT Top 50 Outstanding in Business List and in a number of other lists including both appearing in and later judging BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour 100 Power List. She holds an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration from BPP University.
Tunde is the Chief Executive and Founder of Making The Leap, an inspirational youth & social mobility charity that makes a positive impact for thousands of young people every year. In 2017, he founded the UK Social Mobility Awards, an initiative with the ambition to make the advancement of social mobility a key part of how organisations are run in this country.
He has an MSc in Urban Regeneration from UCL, was awarded an OBE in the 2008 Queen’s Birthday Honours List, is Chair of an education charity that supports children in Africa, and is a Trustee of a multi-academy schools trust and of a prominent arts charity. Tunde acts as a consultant to organisations on improving race equality in the workplace, is trained as an executive coach and hosts a podcast on addressing socio-economic disadvantage, The Social Mobility Podcast.