Group Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Knight Frank
Hannah Awonuga is the Global Director, Head of Colleague Engagement within the Group DEI function in a global financial services organisation. Hannah has been working in banking since she was 17yrs old, and for the past 11yrs has spent time leading remote teams in the retail bank, business and corporate bank before transitioning into Diversity and Inclusion. Hannah attributes her achievements in banking to her humble beginnings, caused to live independently since the age of 15, socioeconomic inclusion is a topic very close and personal to her.
Hannah Awonuga is also a multi-award-winning DEI thought leader and speaker; over the past two years, she won 2021 WeAreTheCity rising star award, was named amongst the 2021/2022 most inspirational D&I (Diversity and Inclusion) professionals by D&I leaders and was listed in the 2021 Top 25 most influential DEI practitioners by HR Magazine.
She has recently been appointed as a non-executive director for the UK government membership body Progress Together which has been set up to increase socioeconomic diversity at senior leadership level across the UK financial services.
Hannah Awonuga has built her professional brand with an extensive LinkedIn network of over 55,000 followers, She is a passionate and knowledgeable speaker and facilitator who is experienced in strategy development, inclusive leadership and keynote addresses, facilitates senior executive safe space conversations and frequently joins international panel discussions with industry leaders.