Our advisory boardprovide governance and oversight to the Leadership Team. They provide a diverse set of views and are reflective of various different non-traditional and under-represented families.
ELIZABETH HARTNEY l Advisory Board Chair
Elizabeth is a proud, professional, parent. She is the mother of two daughters and a son in their early teens. Having taken a career break when her children were younger, Elizabeth now balances the demands of parenting with those of a city career. Whilst there are many initiatives aimed at LGBT professionals and an increasing number for working parents, Elizabeth would like to see a stronger representation of LGBT parents in the workplace. Elizabeth is a finance solicitor at an international law firm.
Gary is a proud, professional, parent. He and his husband, Simon, adopted their son in 2013. The growth of their family prompted a significant adjustment from a dual-income to an effective single-income household. Following a full year of adoption leave, Simon decided to devote himself to being the primary caregiver full-time, changed careers and now parts part-time for an adoption charity. Gary is the primary earner and works in aviation finance for an American financial institution, where he is involved in his LGBT group. He joined P3 because it sits at the intersection between being out professionally as LGBT and being out professionally as a parent.
Alice is a proud, professional, parent, and together with her wife, Christine, have a little girl, Charlotte, conceived through donor insemination in 2010. Balancing the demands of work and family is an ongoing theme, but the rewards of parenthood far outweigh the challenges. A key focus for Alice is building a network of LGBT families to ensure children of LGBT families do not feel different or isolated in their communities. Alice works for one of the Big Four and is a senior member in its Strategy Consulting business.
Adam is a proud professional. He and his husband Rupert are aspiring fathers and excited to grow their family. Adam is an LGBT advocate and is grateful that his passion for equality and inclusion has become his career. Adam is a Senior Diversity and Inclusion Executive at a global law firm.
Emma is a proud, professional, parent. She and her wife have a young son, born in 2015. Having recently returned to work after maternity leave, Emma is new to the challenge of balancing parenting with a demanding career, and she is committed to making both work. She founded and co-chairs the Pride+ network at her law firm, and is keen to foster greater support for LGBT parents in law and across the City. Emma is a Legal Director at Mischon de Reya, specialising in Reputation Protection.
Richard is a proud, professional, parent. He is married to Steven and has boy/girl twins born through surrogacy in the US in 2012. For 2 years, Richard took a career break and was a stay-at-home dad, whilst Steven continued to work. Richard now works as a consultant to family offices during the day, and in the evenings and weekends is an advocate for intended parents looking to create a family through international surrogacy.
Shefali is a professional parent. Married to Amit, they have one daughter, Aaria. As an ally advisory member to P3, Shefali is particularly focused on ensuring LGBT colleagues feel supported and understood as they look to balance their careers with personal commitments. Shefali is a member of the global talent development team for an international American investment bank where as part of her remit she focuses on strategic initiatives to drive LGBT inclusivity, internally and externally.