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Alex Delaney

Chair of the Board

Alex has worked with numerous charities, social enterprises and business delivering change over the last 15 years in communications, leadership and trustee roles.


Her most recent role was at Rosa, the UK fund for women and Girls as Interim Executive Director. Alex has held a number of board positions, including chair of British Youth Council and Bright One Communications, a volunteer run PR agency.

Elaine Aarons

Co-Founder & Director

Elaine is a senior partner at Withers LLP and recognised as a market leading employment and discrimination lawyer acting for senior executives.

She is listed in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame which lists individuals who have received constant praise from their clients for continued excellence.  She has acted for 18 Bank Chief Executives and 30% of her clients are female leaders.


She has actively campaigned for women’s rights for decades in both New York and London and served on the Board of International Women's Forum UK for over 4 years. Judge at the Women in Finance Awards 2017.

Kathleen has been a financial services and consulting executive for over 25 years, driving global business, cultural and regulatory transformational change.  


Having worked in leadership roles at Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank and FTI Consulting, she is currently the Head of Advisory at TCC, a specialist financial services regulatory consulting firm. 

Kathleen is also a social entrepreneur, strategist and coach for over 20 years, advising local and global NGOs executives on how to deliver impactful social change and build strong board governance.   


With a lifelong passion for gender equality, she also serves on the Board of Zonta International’s City of London branch and was named one of UK’s “WIE Power 50 – Exceptional Business Leaders” in 2012 for her dedication to empowering women and girls through service in the UK.

Kathleen Versland

Director & Board Member

Magda Andronic

Magda is part of the senior management team at an international sports marketing agency headquartered in London and in charge of the group financial function. She has 15 years of financial experience in London working in the media/advertising sector. Having returned to work from maternity leave in 2017 she is also a strong believer that a lot more can be done to eliminate discrimination against working parents. She is a passionate supporter of diversity and equality in the workplace and a keen supporter of various charities and promoter of sustainability

Management Committee

Jacqueline Abbott-Deane


Jacqueline has been advising and consulting to businesses big and small for many years and is a facilitator for change. Her sweet spot is where systems or technical change converges with the need for a change of mindset, behaviour, leadership practices and culture.


Previously, her international career included senior leadership roles in global financial institutions Aetna, Merrill Lynch, Commercial Union, Lloyds Bank and also McKinsey & Co.


Jacqueline is both a thought leader and practitioner and has appeared on both BBC TV and ITV as well as BBC 5 radio and Voice of America business radio to discuss gender, culture and change.

Amelia Vaughan

Amelia is a Business Development and Marketing Executive at a leading global law firm where she leads and delivers on the full cycle of business development projects and initiatives. After graduating from the University of Kent in 2016, Amelia has been involved in the pursuit of gender equality and believes that raising awareness is key to a gender inclusive workplace.

Suzanne McKie

Member of Management Committee & Legal Advisor

Suzanne is a lawyer who has specialised the fields of discrimination and employment law for 25 years, with a particular emphasis on gender discrimination and harassment. She was made Queen’s Counsel in 2012. She now runs her own law firm (Farore Law) specialising in discrimination, harassment and equal pay. She is a former Chair of the Employment Lawyers Association and is a legal advisor to the Centre for Women’s Justice (CWJ); Maternity Action and Working Families.

Darja Potjakina

Darja is a manager research analyst at a leading global investment consulting firm. She contributes to the team in generating intellectual capital and researching the universe of managers focusing on hedge funds, multi-asset and other liquid alternative strategies.


Darja has a Master’s degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Surrey and is currently studying towards the CFA qualification. Having worked in the financial services industry following her graduation, Darja is passionate about diversity and equality at the workplace. She believes more-diverse companies are healthier and better performing, and dedicated to increase this awareness to others.

Aurore Pasquet

Aurore is a Neuroscience undergraduate at King’s College London where she is learning the latest science about human brains and behaviour. 


She is funding herself through university with work in administration and customer service. She received the Young Women in Public Affairs Award from Zonta International, an NGO, for her leadership and service to her community. At One Loud Voice, Aurore represents the voices of her generation while supporting 1LV projects.


Jane Atkinson


Jane is a communications and risk management strategy specialist. Jane has both in-house and consultancy experience and was formerly a director at Bell Pottinger. Jane has also held positions as the Chief of Staff and Director of Communications at the Global Poverty Project in New York and as the media advisor to the late Diana, Princess of Wales.

Laura Boyle


Laura led the marketing and business development team at the world’s largest law firm focused on the needs of high net worth individuals. She left that role to complete a social entrepreneurship fellowship, and now works with clients who use their success to create positive social and environmental impact, including advising Digital Opportunity Trust who activate female entrepreneurs globally.


She is a founding member of Catalyst 2030 who are working to accelerate the flow of private capital into meeting the UN SDGs, and is particularly interested in backing underestimated talent which she is doing via her social enterprise, Square Circle


She believes we cannot achieve equality without updating the role of business and private capital in society so that it works better for people and for our planet. She provides inclusion advice to the Board, with a focus on how to make everything we do at One Loud Voice as intersectional as possible. 


Sue Whalley

Former McKinsey partner Sue has a track record in working with people to deliver complex change including digital transformations with a focus on leadership, training and development and evolving new business models.


She has worked in the services sector managing a multi-national, multi-billion business and negotiating commercial deals with Government. She’s led on a major privatisation and subsequent IPO, as well as commercial responses to market, consumer and corporate issues and innovated to manage digital disruption of both markets and operations.


She's a Leader and Sponsor for Diversity and Inclusion – member of International Womens’ Forum, BiTC Award, Women in Logistics Award

Carrie Heiss

Carrie has over 25 years experience across different sectors and organisations including manufacturing, technology and financial services. She operates as a trusted advisor to senior leaders and is a deliverer with good instinct, intuition and interpersonal skills.


Used to partnering with and influencing senior leaders to align business, people and organisation strategies to drive business growth and employee engagement. Passionate about diversity and creating inclusive work environments. An advocate for strong and effective cultures.






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