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Emma Cusdin has over 20 years experience in Human Resources having worked for global financial services organizations.  She is currently a People Director with Aviva and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development. Emma is an openly trans woman, having transitioned in 2009, and she is passionate about raising awareness of trans issues.  Emma has spoken at many trans events organized by leading private sector companies.    She has been featured in the Financial Times and has written a blog for the Huffington Post.

She recently appeared in the OUTstanding 2016 top 100 LGBT Executives and also OUT at work 2016 top 50 UK LGBT Executives.   Emma also sits on the trans advisory group (called the ‘T squad’) for the new start-up LGBT Insurance company, Emerald Life.

Emma co-founded trans*formation, the UK’s largest professional networking organisation for trans* individuals, their friends and colleagues.