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Daniel and Danny: our OUTstanding role models

Daniel Calrk-Bland and Danny Harmer

We’re proud to share that Daniel Clark-Bland, PMO Lead and co-chair, Aviva Pride and Danny Harmer, Chief People Officer, have both been named in the 2021 OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Model Lists.

Daniel has made the OUTstanding 100 LGBT+ Future Leaders’ List. As well as being co-chair of Aviva Pride, Daniel also took Aviva’s equal parental leave in 2019-20 to adopt his son with his husband. Read Daniel’s story, which he shared with colleagues.

Daniel Clark-Bland
Daniel Clark-Bland

“I’m beyond honoured and humbled to appear on the OUTstanding 100 LGBT+ Future Leaders’ List. As a queer person with privilege (white and CIS male) it’s important to me to amplify the voices of and be an ally to our whole community regardless of any recognition. Everyone at all levels has a role to play in making sure Aviva continues to be a diverse employer where LGBT+ people can be their authentic selves and can reach their full potential. I’d like to say a personal thank you to everyone for their contribution and am looking forward to seeing what we can achieve together next.” Daniel Clark-Bland, PMO Lead and co-chair, Aviva Pride

Danny Harmer
Danny Harmer

Danny has been named in the OUTstanding 50 Ally Executives List.  As well as being Chief People Officer, Danny is the Co-Executive Sponsor of our Pride Community.

“I am so proud to be named in the OUTstanding Ally Executives List.  It is a privilege to be able to speak out for the LGBT+ community.  Driving LGBT+ inclusion and helping to tackle the many different challenges and issues they face needs active support from within the community and from allies too.

I am lucky to know and work with many really inspirational LGBT+ colleagues and I would like to thank them for their brilliant challenge, guidance and support.” Danny Harmer, Chief People Officer, Aviva

About INvolve and OUTstanding

The OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Model Lists supported by Yahoo Finance are a powerful reflection of the incredible achievements of LGBT+ people in the business community. Lists are published annually and showcase 100 LGBT+ Executives, 100 LGBT+ Future Leaders and 50 Ally Executives.

OUTstanding is part of INvolve, the consultancy and global network championing diversity and inclusion in business. Through the delivery of events, programmes, thought leadership and advisory services, INvolve helps firms drive cultural change and create inclusive workplaces where any individual can succeed. 

INvolve also publishes Empower and HERoes role model lists annually, recognising and celebrating business leaders and future leaders who are breaking down barriers at work and inspiring the next generation of diverse talent.

Read the OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Models Lists in full

Read more about Diversity and Inclusion at Aviva


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