With over eighteen years’ hands on recruitment experience at senior level and a BAME background, Cynthia is ideally placed to identify diverse talent as well as understanding the barriers that make an authentic recruitment process impossible to achieve using traditional recruitment processes. Cynthia has worked within and recruited for some of the best known corporate, public & private sector along with 3rd sector organisations for Senior Executive positions up to Board Level. Cynthia has sat on executive recruitment panels as an independent advisor to help facilitate an unbiased recruitment process. She has vast experience of recruiting for senior level appointments within Charitable organisations.
Cynthia strives to create a positive impact from diversity and inclusion initiatives and has personally written articles for the Voice Newspaper and LGBT History Month and Black History Month on the topic.
BAME Recruitment is a Brand Partner of Women in the City, working with them to empower the next generation of female leaders across all sectors of employment. In addition, Cynthia is on the judging panel of the Future Leaders Award Symposium, a movement that identifies and highlights the careers of women who work in the City, a cause that is very dear to her heart.
Cynthia is a mentor to young adults and 11-18 years via the Stephen Lawrence Trust Mentorship Programme, she is also a public speaker committed to improving equal opportunities for people from all walks of life by encouraging and motivating the next generation of leaders. She is determined to not allow perceived obstacles to stand in their way. A fellow of St Georges College Leadership Fellowship, Windsor.
- International Divas of Colour Awards – Winner - Influencer of the Year 2018
- Rising Stars Top 100 (We Are the City Awards/Sunday Times) - Winner – Entrepreneur 2017
- ZIWA Awards – Winner - Professional Woman of the Year 2016
- National Diversity Awards –Nominee – Entrepreneur 2017
- European Diversity Awards – Finalist – Diversity Champion 2017
- Precious Women Awards – Finalist – New Start Up Business 2016
Chico is a strategic thinker with Senior Leadership success across the Insurance and Health Sectors. His main passion is expanding organisations through the application of strategy, customer insight and logic by creating and managing commercially successful partnerships across multiple sectors. With a broad range of experience from over 10 years spent in global leadership roles in multinational organisations, across Commercial, Strategy, Market Expansion and Partnerships, Chico is experienced in leading multi-million pound projects across a range of programme objectives increasing revenue by over $150m.
As a member of the LGBTI community as well as being from an ethnic minority, Chico has always been a passionate advocate for celebrating and recognising diversity in the work place. He created several informal networks for people from diverse backgrounds including ensuring that the business was aware of culturally global holidays and creating an LGBTI network at a Business Unit level of Bupa, a global insurance company, that was praised by the MD of the time for taking the initiative to build a better Bupa. Most recently, Chico was selected to participate in RAHM, the first global contest for LGBTI leaders where he entered the final top 10 as voted by both peers and jurors of the competition.
Luke is an experienced Talent Acquisition Expert who has worked in a range of agency, recruitment process outsourcing and internal recruitment roles. Starting his career in Tech recruitment back in 2000, Luke has over 18 years’ recruitment experience that includes building and running outsourced recruitment services for the likes of Deutsche Bank, PwC, M&G Investments and the Financial Ombudsman Service. Luke is currently the Head of Growth for Elements Talent Solutions helping to solve some of the biggest hiring challenges for Tech organisations like Spotify, King, Improbable, JustEat, iZettle and Farfetch. As Chairman of BAME Recruitment, Luke acts in an advisory capacity helping to support our work in driving Social Change and creating a level playing field for all. Something very close to Luke's heart.
Caroline is an experienced senior recruitment partner with a 12-year track record of delivering successful recruitment campaigns across a number of sectors. She has proven ability to recruit at all levels and is able to quickly build robust relationships based on trust and confidence with both clients and candidates alike.
Caroline has the ability to deliver senior executive recruitment campaigns to meet a client’s specific needs and especially on very niche and complex roles.
Caroline has extensive recruitment knowledge in various industry sectors including engineering, manufacturing, finance, retail, sales, marketing and telecommunications.
Enny has nearly five years working for several sectors including Healthcare, Marketing and 3rd Sector organisations, she has developed the ability to quickly grasp an individual’s skill set and determine where they are best placed across a variety of sectors. Enny has invaluable skills and has maintained strong effective working relationships with stakeholders and candidates at all levels.
Enny is a highly-motivated individual with excellent communications skills and a passion for Cultures & Behaviours, Diversity & Inclusion, and Cultural Transformation. She is passionate about promoting women growth within their chosen sectors and enabling them to achieve their chosen roles. Enny thrives to achieve an organisations D&I goals whilst utilising her recruitment knowledge and exemplary stakeholder management skills to influence.
Oliver has thirteen years’ experience working to improve the choices, health and well-being of people, often from diverse and marginalised communities. He has set up several local and pan-London health and well-being services for LGBT+ and BAME communities. Previously he was the Deputy Chief Executive of the health and well-being organisation, Spectra and is now a Trustee of the charity.
More recently Oliver worked for a luxury bespoke tailoring house on Savile Row as their Business & Operations Manager and is passionate about providing excellent customer service to the clients and candidates he works with.
In his spare time Oliver volunteers as the Artistic Director of The Pink Singers, Europe’s longest-running LGBT+ choir.
Global Executive Coach, Speaker and Diversity, Inclusion and Leadership Consultant
Marcia Buxton, a leading Global Executive Coach, Speaker and Diversity, Inclusion and Leadership Consultant, heads up our strategic Diversity and Inclusion Consultancy. Founder and Chief Executive of KAMAKA, with over 25 years as an Executive Coach, Speaker and Leadership and Diversity Consultant. She is the designer and facilitator of Three framework for Leadership Identity, organisational cultural change and behavioural transformation, with three core elements – Personal Identity; Social Identity and Cultural Identity.
Marcia is passionate about leadership development, diversity and inclusion and with more than 25 years in leadership, mentoring and talent professional development she provides support, training and coaching that empowers individuals and enables organisations to adapt to a changing world and to be a progressive force. Her specialisms are inclusive leadership; cultural change, inclusion, diversity, well-being and engagement.
With a career spanning Education; Business and International Development, she is a champion for inclusion, children and women’s rights and her expertise and experience includes extensive work coaching women, mentoring BAME women in business, mentoring young leaders and mentoring LGBT refugees in business. She has served as an executive director for an International Development Agency, served as a school governor, developed a mentoring programme for Looked After Children and establishing two advisory centres for women.
She is a Fellow with the Chartered Management Institute and a Cheri Blair Foundation Mentor alumnus.