9th April 2021

Symon Drake-Brockman appointed to the City of London Corporation Advisory Board socio-economic diversity Taskforce


The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and HM Treasury have commissioned the City of London Corporation to lead a taskforce to improve socio-economic diversity at senior levels within UK financial and professional services.

Our Manging Partner, Symon Drake-Brockman, was appointed to the Advisory Board of the socio-economic diversity taskforce in financial and professional services and our Head of People, Performance and Marketing, Paul Aldrich was appointed to the Working Group to the taskforce. This taskforce has a vision of ‘equity of progression’, where high performance is valued over ‘fit’ and ‘polish’.

The taskforce will have three workstreams:

  • Leading an industry consultation on how government, regulators and sector bodies can incentivise employer action on socio-economic diversity;
  • Creating a membership body/peer network for financial services, to increase employer engagement and accountability in delivering socio-economic diversity at senior levels;
  • Producing a productivity analysis, to build the business case for increasing socio-economic diversity at senior levels in financial and professional services.

We are excited to be a part of this drive for change, and Pemberton will be joining a group of exceptional influential, senior leaders to help deliver the taskforce’s vision.

Click here for more information and to find out who else is represented.


At Pemberton, we share the City of London Advisory Board vision of ‘equity of progression’ and are committed to becoming active advocates. We look forward to helping shape and develop the initiative by sharing our data, guidelines and lessons learnt from our own internal inclusion, equality and diversity programs, and by promoting the Board’s work to our networks and peers.

– Symon Drake-Brockman, Managing Partner

About the author

Symon Drake-Brockman

Managing Partner