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.

The Belonging Project

We launched the Belonging Project, conducting over 100 interviews globally with a diverse range of people. Our research reaffirmed our core belief: organizations that create a strong sense of Belonging are more successful – in business, employee satisfaction and longevity. Belonging is the proven cornerstone of success.


When we founded Hedley May, we made a commitment to make a positive impact on our broader communities. We focus on providing opportunity to the underserved through mentorship, internships, workshops and other career development initiatives. We are also dedicated advocates and supporters of numerous social mobility programs.