YVETTE FORRESTER – DIVERSITY, GOVERNANCE
AND INCLUSION consultant
Yvette is a Governance and Inclusion Consultant for Howlett Brown. She also works as a Project Manager supporting the EMEA Regulatory Governance and Reporting Programmes at The Bank of New York Mellon (since Nov 2016). She joined the firm in 2008 shortly after The Bank of New York merged with Mellon. Prior to being a Project Manager she was the Company Secretary where she performed comprehensive company secretarial services to a large portfolio of entities in the UK and EMEA region with responsibilities for compliance with statutory and corporate governance requirements. Yvette has over 25 years of Senior Administration experience in large firms, including Accenture and United Broadcasting Entertainment and previously worked as a Senior Analyst at Goldman Sachs, performing Company Secretarial duties.
Yvette graduated from Fordham University in New York majoring in Sociology and French. She completed her MSc in Corporate Governance (2015) gaining a distinction in her dissertation on women making it to the C-Suite. Alongside her main duties, Yvette is involved in many social awareness activities at BNY Mellon having headed up the CoChaired EMEA Community Partnership Community Affairs sub-committee for several years. She has taken on an additional role looking at the strategic & recruitment efforts of diverse talent for IMPACT. In August 2019 she was appointed as Co-Chair of IMPACT in EMEA where she is looking to increase diverse talent pipeline externally and internally.
Yvette is also a Non-Executive Director and Chair who sits on the Board of DigiBridge Community Interest Company, which is a social enterprise providing IT support, recycling, re-use services and activities locally in London and educational support for young people in Africa.
Yvette has a keen interest in the arts having spent her formative years working at the International Centre of Photography and Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. She is a mother to two teenage boys Chi and Ifa. And she occasionally participates in charity runs.
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