The Diversity Project , Member of the Steering Committee
Gavin Lewis is black Caribbean and was born in Tottenham, in inner city London. He was raised in a single parent family and attended state secondary school before completing his degree from the University of London.
Gavin is a member of the Diversity Project steering committee and co-leads the ethnicity work stream. He has been active in highlighting the challenges to increasing ethnic minority representation in the asset management industry, but has also attempted to find solutions. One of his key initiatives is co-creating #talkaboutblack a movement dedicated to breaking the taboo subject that is race in Britain today. He has also worked with asset management firms to create mentoring circles for junior and mid-level ethnic minority professionals and with industry CEO’s to create action plans for increasing ethnic minority representation. Gavin has held distribution roles at Russell Investments, UBS Asset Management and Vanguard Asset Management.