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Hayley Barnard

Hayley Barnard is a prominent keynote speaker, consultant and trainer to top-level executives across the world. She is a subject matter expert on Diversity and Inclusion, Inclusive Leadership and Unconscious Bias. She advises boards of corporations on how they can become more profitable and innovative through inclusion of diversity.


Hayley combines the latest research on inclusion of diversity with first-hand experience, helping a wide range of companies establish what inclusion looks like for them, what their business case is and how to move the agenda forward.


Hayley is passionate about increasing gender and ethnic representation in the building and construction industry having worked with many big players. Skanska, Wilmot Dixon, Travis Perkins, Laing O’Rouke, Morgan Sindall, Sandvik and Barratt Homes have all worked with Hayley. She’s helping those in the industry recognise that this is a topic, like environmental governance, that is not going away and she’s equipping business leaders to step up to the challenge of diversity, equity and inclusion in construction. Arguably she is the most experienced advisor to the industry on the topic of D&I.

Hayley is a prolific keynote speaker providing entertaining and inspirational speeches for company conferences, annual meetings and associations. Her aim is always to be highly practical and demonstrate that everyone can immediately make an impact on how inclusive their place of work is through a number of small actions.


Hayley has worked with senior teams at some of the biggest companies/brands in the world from Microsoft to DHL, Colgate to Deloitte, to guide them through building inclusive capabilities and a more inclusive culture.


Hayley is respected for her pragmatic and practical approach to diversity and inclusion. She will ensure you leave the briefing with increased confidence in EDI and practical tools to use on a day to day basis within your team.


Speech Topics include:
Inclusive Leadership
Unconscious Bias
The business case for Inclusion of Diversity
Gender Balance
Employee Resource Groups
How to communicate internally & externally about D&I

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