Legg Mason hires Regina Curry as Chief Diversity Officer
Legg Mason is pleased to announce the hire of Regina Curry as Chief Diversity Officer.
Regina joins Legg Mason after serving as Senior Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion at McCormick & Company where she successfully developed and implemented a multi-year global diversity and inclusion strategy, and established a firm-wide metrics framework to drive accountability.
Regina’s hiring is the latest in a series of actions aimed at advancing and enhancing diversity and inclusion initiatives across Legg Mason.
In June 2017, Chairman and CEO Joe Sullivan joined more than 330 CEOs in signing the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion(TM) – a pledge to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
In November, Legg Mason hosted its first “Day of Conversation” at its offices around the world to promote open dialogue and an exchange of ideas and understanding of different perspectives.
Legg Mason’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is central to our mission, and our belief that diversity of thought can positively impact company performance is also fundamental to how our Affiliates evaluate potential investments.
Two Legg Mason Affiliates with leading ESG platforms shared their support for Regina’s hiring and for our broader diversity and inclusion initiatives:
“ClearBridge believes businesses benefit from understanding diverse perspectives; we are delighted our parent company continues to take steps to ensure many voices have an impact at Legg Mason.”- Mary Jane McQuillen, Portfolio Manager & Head of ESG Investment, ClearBridge Investments
“Diversity is one of the key attributes that we will look for in an organisation. With diversity comes diversity of experience and perspective, which not only helps avoid group-think and improve management of risk, but recent research shows that it can also contribute positively to financial returns.” – David Sheasby, Head of Stewardship & ESG, Martin Currie.