We value the diversity of our employees and are committed to creating an inclusive culture where people can be their authentic selves and feel they belong at Saunderson House.
Fairness and consistency are important to us and we want to attract and retain talent and enable all employees to reach their full potential. We encourage employees to bring the best of themselves to work and in line with our ‘Working Together’ value always treat others with the respect and compassion we would expect to receive ourselves. Everyone at Saunderson House is responsible for making the business an inclusive workplace and we encourage employees to share ideas, collaborate and speak up.
We are inclusive. We celebrate multiple approaches and points of view. We believe diversity in our workforce drives innovation, so we are building a culture where difference is valued.
We have two female non-executive directors, achieving 25% female board representation and a defined three-year Diversity Strategy. We acknowledge that we are on a journey and there is more we want to do to advance diversity and inclusion at Saunderson House. To begin with we have set ourselves 3 core goals around increasing female representation in senior roles, adjusting our recruitment and selection process to support better diversity and continuing to support working parents and their return to work.
Additionally, we have set up the Women in Wealth Committee whose aim is to support successful female entrepreneurs and business women to achieve their financial goals and empower women within our business to excel in their financial planning careers and reach their full potential. Tony Overy, CEO is our Accountable Executive sponsoring our strategy to increase diversity in all areas of the organisation.
“Diversity is important to us at Saunderson House. Being able to draw on our differences is what ensures we get to the best outcomes for our clients. Greater diversity leads to greater diversity of thought, the ability to attract and retain top talent and better understand the needs of our clients.
I try to be open and accessible with our people as I think that developing authentic relationships is what forms the foundation of our business. By creating this culture and leading from the front I hope to be able to create an environment where people feel they can be themselves and in turn we can get the very best of them. After all we are a people business and through investing in our people we are ultimately investing in our clients.”
Tony Overy – Chief Executive Officer