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Mark Baker FRSA

Founder and Director

d&i Leaders

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United Kingdom


Founder of Diversity & Inclusion Leaders (d&i Leaders) and CEO of Sircula Ltd. Over 20 years experience building and engaging B2B communities and networks across the private and public sectors. Passionate believer in the power of online and in person events to drive innovation and personal development. We are all better connected. In June 2018 Mark launched d&i Leaders to bring together global diversity, inclusion and HR related professionals. Since then, Mark and the team have established an annual programme of strategic summits and conferences, training and webinars, which in 2021 alone have attracted more than 10,000 attendees, 200+ speakers and a range of sponsors. The d&i Leaders Club for in-house D&I and HR related professionals has 10,000+ members and has built up a vast amount of free to access content including practical insight reports, news articles and on demand presentations. Our Linkedin followers reached 50,000 in 2021. Prior to founding Sircula Ltd, Mark was a Board Member and Director of Events for Faversham House Ltd. For 7 years he led a team of 15 to research; develop and deliver more than 200 B2B conferences; awards; exhibitions and roundtables. Notable launch events included the edie Sustainability Leaders Forum and edie Leaders Club; Utility Week Congress and Utility Week Energy Summit. In his role as Board Member he led a range of projects focusing on improving diversity, culture and employee engagement. Before joining Faversham House Mark led events across a range of organisations including Haymarket Publishing; Capita and the Direct Marketing Association. In 2020, Mark became a voluntary mentor for The Aleto Foundation, a charity that identifies and develops the next generation of leaders from communities who have historically found it challenging to access jobs due to their backgrounds. Mark is an openly gay business leader and proud adoptive parent. He enjoys gardening; global cinema; electro music and spending quality time with his family. - Hear Mark speak with Rob Neil OBE and Paul Downer on their radio show ‘Unfinished Business’ in May 2021. Click this link to listen (Mark speaks from 34mins 35 secs) - - Mark speaks with Toby Mildon on the Inclusive Growth Show in February 2021. Click this link to listen - - Mark joins Dr. Funke Abimbola on 'The Power of Privilege and Allyship' podcast in July 2021. Click this link to listen -

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BSc Hons, Geography