A DIVERSITY champion and senior manager from the Golden Jubilee Foundation in Clydebank has been named in the top 10 of LGBT+ public senior executives.

It is the second year in a row that Carole Anderson has featured in the Financial Times OUTstanding LGBT+ list.

Head of strategy and performance and LGBT equality lead, Carole has been placed seventh this year on the list of high profile LGBT+ champions from around the world.

The list, which was first published last year, appears annually in a Financial Times special report on executive diversity with a focus on LGBT.

Carole was selected as a result of the work she has done to support LGBT+ issues at the foundation and in the community.

This includes leading the work which saw the foundation appear in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index Top 100 Employers list for the fourth year in a row; leading on policy and service developments, and arranging for the provision of gender neutral toilet facilities in public areas.

She has introduced lunchtime learning sessions focused on LGBT+ topics; introduced rainbow lanyards for the foundation’s LGBT+ Allies, network members and equalities supporters and delivered keynote speeches at Stonewall conferences.

Carole is one of only two community representatives to speak at the rally before Pride Glasgow.

Carole said: “I am absolutely delighted to feature on this list again.

“To be named alongside LGBT champions who are known throughout the world for their equality work is definitely a massive honour.

“I am so proud to be part of such a values based organisation like the Golden Jubilee.

“I believe we are leading the way with our equalities work and we are dedicated to creating an inclusive work environment that not only welcomes individuals of all backgrounds, but actively highlights and celebrates our unique mix of people.”

Carole was nominated for the list by David Miller, the foundation’s associate director of human resources.

David said: “Carole is an inspiration to staff across the Golden Jubilee and wider NHS in Scotland.

“The expertise she provides to the foundation has allowed us to become a better and more inclusive employer.

“She is also working with our LGBT Allies to support their self organisation and development.”