Based in the UK, Katharine Nisbet is a seasoned global professional, who has worked for major multinationals in London, New York, Singapore and Hong Kong. She has worked in-house in Financial Services (American Express, Nomura, Bank of America Merrill Lynch) and FMCG (Coca Cola), and as a consultant (Hay Management Consultants, Diversity Works Asia) and headed up the diversity & Inclusion (D&I) practice for Community Business, a leading not-for-profit organisation advancing responsible & inclusive business practices in Asia.
Katharine’s previous roles include global head of leadership and Asia Pacific heads of leadership, talent and D&I. Her particular area of expertise as a thought leader and strategic consultant is in Diversity and Inclusion. As a public speaker she has delivered talks in North America, Europe, Asia, Indian Sub-Continent and Australia, and has provided consulting services and facilitated training and development for industries as diverse as car manufacturing, national curriculum education, technology, mining and finance. Katharine has also designed and developed a comprehensive eLearning platform and designed an Unconscious Bias eLearning program.
Katharine has been immersed in the corporate development of diversity and inclusion since 2006. She knows that all businesses can harness the power of D&I, and she has helped companies to maximise the rewards through a company-wide strategic approach. Her deep subject knowledge and benchmark setting experience is backed by focused implementation of programmes that fit the organisation’s size, leadership and structure.
With a personal belief in the power of cooperative and collaborative relationships in business, Katharine, while at American Express Singapore, was a driving force behind the foundation of Diversity & Inclusion in Asia Network (DIAN) in 2007, a cross industry, multi-corporate sponsored think tank, research platform and benchmark setting organization managed by Community Business.
Katharine holds a Masters Degree in Occupational Psychology from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from University College London.