Simone currently works as a treasury manager at Johnson Matthey plc (JM), a FTSE 100 global leader in sustainable technologies. She has a BA degree in Accounting and Management from the University of Essex and is an associate member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers (AMCT).
Her first involvement in employee resource groups came whilst working at the London Borough of Lewisham where, as a fresh graduate, she got to see first-hand, the benefits and success of celebrating diversity, gaining invaluable experience working as the treasurer for the black staff forum there.
Simone launched a Black Employee Network at JM in December 2018, with the aim of improving the recruitment, retention, and development of black employees and promoting JM as a diverse employer through community work in schools and universities. Although still in its infancy, this global resource group has had great initial success, running speed networking events and on-site work experience with a local community organisation in the UK, and organising networking events in the US, including participating in an annual Martin Luther King parade.