Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion
Helena Morrissey CBE, chief executive officer at Newton Investment Management
Helena won Investment Week's Global Bond Fund Manager of the Year Award twice while running bond funds at Newton Investment Management Ltd. She was named the Financial News 'Most Influential Woman in European Asset Management' in 2010 and was the first female director of the UK's Investment Management Association.
In 2010, Helena founded the 30% Club, a cross-business initiative aimed at achieving 30 per cent women on UK corporate boards by 2015. She was awarded a CBE in 2012 and was recently awarded an honorary doctorate from Cranfield University.
Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP, shadow lord chancellor and secretary of state for justice
Sadiq Khan is shadow lord chancellor and shadow secretary of state for justice (with responsibility for political and constitutional reform). He is also shadow minister for London.
Previously the shadow secretary of state for transport, Sadiq was the first ever politician from an ethnic minority background to be elected to the Labour Party's shadow cabinet and was the youngest member of Ed Miliband's cabinet. He also served in a number of ministerial posts during the last Labour government.
In June 2009 Sadiq was appointed to the Privy Council and became the first Asian and the first Muslim asked to attend cabinet meetings.