Gerry Stone, who graduated from the University of Westminster in 1994, was ranked 24 out of a hundred globally-renowned business leaders who are also active supporters of LGBT rights. 

The annual list is collated by the Financial Times and OUTstanding, selecting nominees based on the seniority and influence of their role, their business achievements and impact on LGBT inclusion within the workplace and externally. The recognised leaders, also titled as Role Models, have all been actively working to create an environment that enables LGBT people to comfortably bring their best professional selves to work.

Gerry Stone is a Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer at Bank of America, delivering end-to-end service and operations for mid to large sized corporations and institutional clients worldwide. He has previously worked for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and Lloyds Bank.

Since joining Bank of America in 2004, Stone has held multiple roles across Technology & Operations and he is now an executive sponsor for the Global Technology & Operations LGBT Leadership Advisory Council and executive co-sponsor for Bank of America’s LGBT Pride Employee Network & Ally Program, which has grown to over 17,000 members. He is also an advisor to the LGBT Executive Leadership Council, which is a recently formed group of executives who are visibly out at work. He actively mentors LGBT colleagues and is responsible for the oversight of external relationships with LGBT organizations. Stone has been a champion for diversity and inclusion throughout his career.

The University of Westminster respects and celebrates diversity and will be hosting National Student Pride 2017 from 24th to 26th February. By providing a platform for debate, discussion and conversation, the three-day long event will aim to promote an atmosphere of tolerance, opportunity and innovation.

Learn more about National Student Pride and register here.

Read the story about National Student Pride 2016.

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