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S-RM Welcomes Maria Petnga-Wallace

S-RM Newsroom 2 February 2023
2 February 2023    S-RM Newsroom

S-RM welcomes Maria Petnga-Wallace as EDI Lead.


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In her new role Maria will further develop and implement EDI policies, procedures and guidelines to challenge the Executive Committee - and everyone at S-RM - to continue to put equality, diversity and inclusion at the forefront of S-RM's agenda. Maria will continue to also work with  Colorintech, an award-winning non-profit, improving diversity in Europe’s tech economy.

Maria has over 15 years' of experience of leading EDI within the corporate sector. Previous roles include working at global AdTech business, Dentsu, the law firm Hogan Lovells, as well as The  Financial Ombudsman Service.

Maria combines her practice with research, and she is currently in her second year of a Professional Doctorate in Evidence-Based Human Resource Management at Birkbeck College, specialising in transforming workplaces with cultural competency and intelligence.


Heyrick Bond Gunning, Chief Executive Officer at S-RM, commented: 


"Maria brings with her a wealth of experience that everyone at S-RM will benefit from greatly and we are thrilled to welcome her to the team. A lot of companies will tell you that equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of everything they do, but we’re committed to going beyond just talk. We want to deliver real and measurable results, and we know that Maria’s appointment will be crucial in driving this forward."


Maria Petnga-Wallace, EDI Lead, comments:

"S-RM’s commitment to embedding EDI was obvious to me from the outset, from the very visible way the company values respect, the importance it places on its clients and its team, as well as its commitment to learning. This culture is led from the top: Heyrick has a bold outlook and has committed to challenging both himself and the organisation.

"From day one colleagues both in the UK and our global offices have been incredibly welcoming and generous in their offers to be involved with our EDI work. This recognition that EDI is about community and not just individuals makes my work a lot more exciting."

Find out more about S-RM’s approach to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion



S-RM is a global intelligence and cyber security consultancy. Founded in 2005, it has 350+ experts and advisors across eight international offices. Headquartered in London, S-RM has offices in Cape Town, Hong Kong, New York, Rio, Utrecht, Washington DC and Singapore.



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