Northern Trust Names Chief Diversity Officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa

Based in London, Boddey is responsible for leading Northern Trust’s diversity and inclusion strategy in this region, and will report to Connie Lindsey, head of corporate social responsibility and global diversity and inclusion at Northern Trust.

Boddey joins from AIG where she spent close to three years as head of Diversity & Inclusion-EMEA. Previously, Sarah was head of Diversity and Inclusion for Barclays Wealth. Boddey’s experience spans the legal, banking and insurance industries, bringing expertise in diversity and inclusion, human resources consulting, training design and delivery, organizational culture change, and employee engagement. She has more than 13 years of experience in the legal, professional services, banking and insurance sectors.

“Northern Trust is committed to being a diverse and inclusive business, and we are delighted to welcome Sarah to our London office,” said Wilson Leech, head of Northern Trust in EMEA. “Sarah’s experience will be valuable to ensuring the advancement of our diversity and inclusion strategy, across the region.”

Northern Trust’s EMEA business launched a diversity and inclusion council in 2013, comprising representatives from its businesses in the region, with the aim of supporting an embedded culture cognizant of ensuring diversity and inclusion. The council hosts events and initiatives and in late 2015 hosted its first conference for all employees in London, which featured a series of interactive sessions and guest speakers.

“A diverse workforce is one of our strongest assets,” said Lindsey. “Creating a work environment in which any individual or group can feel included, respected and valued allows us to leverage the talents and skills of our employees. This creates an engaged workforce best suited to serve our clients, investors and one another, ensuring we maintain successful business performance.”

About Northern Trust

Northern Trust Corporation (Nasdaq:NTRS) is a leading provider of wealth management, asset servicing, asset management and banking to corporations, institutions, affluent families and individuals. Founded in Chicago in 1889, Northern Trust has offices in the United States in 19 states and Washington, D.C., and 20 international locations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of June 30, 2016, Northern Trust had assets under custody of US$6.4 trillion, and assets under management of US$906 billion. For more than 125 years, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader for exceptional service, financial expertise, integrity and innovation. Visit or follow us on Twitter @NorthernTrust

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