Emma Cusdin has over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources having worked for global financial services organisations. 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 & non-binary issues.
Emma has spoken at many trans & non-binary events organised by leading private sector companies. She has been featured in the Financial Times and has written a number of blogs including for the Huffington Post and HR Zone. Emma was a Trustee for the Gender Identity Research & Education Society (GIRES) and she chaired the National Trans Youth Conference for 2 years in succession. She also was a co-founder for Trans*formation. She was delighted to receive the Positive LGBT Role Model Award at the National Diversity Awards and she appeared in the OUT at work top 50 UK LGBT Executives.
In 2019, Emma was delighted to receive the Prime Minister’s Office Points Of Light recognition for her tireless work in trans & non-binary inclusion.
In addition to her full time job at Aviva, she is a Director at Global Butterflies, a company that has been extremely successful in bringing about trans & non-binary inclusion and acceptance within corporate organisations in the UK, US and Canada.