Employee Diversity

At JLT the quality of our people drives business success. Working across a wide range of specialisms, industries, and geographies, we recognise that having a highly talented and diverse employee population is key to serving our clients’ diverse needs.

In January 2015 Dominic Burke, Group Chief Executive, committed JLT to supporting the Lloyd’s Diversity and Inclusion Charter, and announced the creation of a Diversity Advisory Group led by Mark Drummond Brady, Deputy Group CEO. This group encourages the development of our diverse workforce and promotes JLT as a thought leader in diversity and the development of diverse societal groups in the world around us. 

Chart showing gender splits, all employees and senior management

We believe an inclusive culture encourages diversity, which in turn leads to better business decisions and better solutions for clients, drawing on a wide range of experience. We aim to recruit the most talented and ambitious people, irrespective of differences in education, religion, nationality, race, gender, age, physical ability, social background or sexual orientation. Having established our Diversity Committee in 2015, we defined JLT’s Diversity agenda on the basis of three pillars - Networking, Sponsorship and Involvement. In 2016 JLT supported many initiatives, both internally and in public events in the London Market and other insurance hubs, to help to drive a more diverse and inclusive business and to play our part in solving these challenges in our industry.

View our Gender Pay Gap report.

Networking
In 2016 in the UK, JLT became a corporate member of the City Women Network. Additionally, JLT colleagues across the UK participated in the Women In Insurance (iWin) network and JLT joined the Gender Inclusion Network for Insurance. Internationally, networking is underway in Asia & Australia, with an internal Diversity Network being established in the USA. 

Sponsorship
Our sponsorship of Lloyd’s Dive In festival (Diversity and Inclusion in Insurance) continued for a second year, and we extended our support internationally with colleagues in Australia being involved in the organisation of this event alongside hosting an event in our London headquarters. We also hosted a number of events with other organisations including the Insurance Supper Club & Hiscox focused around Women in Leadership.

Involvement
JLT supports the Chartered Insurance Institute’s involvement in the HeForShe campaign which aims to achieve gender parity. We recognise that making diversity part of our DNA demands an inclusive environment. To that end, we have piloted a training programme on 'unconscious bias' for hiring managers, to deploy across 2017. Once complete, this training will feature in all of our leadership and development programmes. We are making the way we recruit more deliberately inclusive, and enhancing our ability to track and manage our performance on a range of relevant metrics.

See also our Careers section.