Senior Disability Manager at Lloyds Banking Group, Graeme Whippy, is on a year-long secondment to BDF. For over 10 years Graeme has been at the forefront of disability at Lloyds, initially as the founder of their IT Accessibility team, then working in the Group Disability Programme team which helped the organisation secure a Gold rating in the Disability Standard in 2012 and 2014.
The team at Business Disability Forum look forward to working with Graeme to leverage the wealth of experience Lloyds Banking Group has acquired on its journey to becoming a “disability smart” organisation. Graeme’s initial focus at BDF will be to help develop a Member service around workplace adjustments based on the award winning process he implemented at Lloyds and the lessons learned. Other opportunities for collaboration include sharing and further developing best practice around recruitment, retention and colleague engagement.
“I am very keen to share the corporate experience I have gained, but also to get a greater insight into the experiences of other organisations across different sectors. Being seconded is not just great for me and BDF, it’s also great for Lloyds Banking Group who have reached a level where they can now assist others.”