Specialist world insurer Hiscox has introduced the appointment of Erica Fletcher as world head of diversity and inclusion (D&I).
Prior to becoming a member of Hiscox, Fletcher held a worldwide D&I management position at Avanade, a three way partnership between Accenture and Microsoft. There, she designed methods that improved diversity throughout gender, race and different demographics. Fletcher’s expertise additionally consists of world human sources operations roles and overseeing enterprise transformation and change packages at Accenture.
Fletcher shall be based mostly in Atlanta and will report back to Laila Gillies, US human sources director for Hiscox. In her new position, Fletcher shall be answerable for constructing on the corporate’s D&I programme, which has been working since 2017.
“While we’ve made a optimistic begin to our D&I journey – such because the launch of 12 world employee-run networks offering a discussion board for dialogue, together with teams for LGBT+, Pan-African, and psychological well being and wellbeing – we all know we are able to go a lot additional,” mentioned Kate Markham, chief government for Hiscox London Market and government sponsor of D&I at Hiscox. “Erica brings nice expertise and imaginative and prescient to assist us construct on our D&I foundations and permit everybody who works right here to be comfy being themselves and have the chance to thrive no matter their background or how they select to stay their lives.”
“Hiscox has dedicated to creating a various and inclusive office, and I’m wanting ahead to progressing the numerous initiatives already in place in addition to introducing new concepts that may assist the enterprise meet its D&I goals,” Fletcher mentioned. “It’s an thrilling model to work for, and it’s evident that there’s widespread assist and recognition for what an efficient D&I agenda can obtain in phrases of expertise retention and recruitment, but additionally in delivering merchandise and companies extra reflective of a altering society.”