Episode 49 - Adrian Whelan - BBH & Protect Accent

Episode 49 - Adrian Whelan - BBH & Protect Accent

August 20 2020

We were delighted to have Adrian Whelan join Paul on this episode of Your Pursuit of Happiness.


Adrian is and SVP and Head of Regulatory Intelligence with BBH but is also actively involved in a long list of extra circular activities within and outside of BBH, a lot of which revolve around Inclusion and Diversity.


In this episode, Paul speaks with Adrian about his career journey and advice he would have for anyone who is looking at growing a career within the funds space but also, about his role as a brand ambassador for the Protect Accent campaign (https://protect-accent.com/).

This campaign is all about raising awareness of and overcoming accent discrimination. This is a specific area of discrimination that we had never been conscious of before, probably like a lot of people, but speaking with Adrian, it is easy to see how someone’s accent can lead to judgements and interpretations.


Adrian shares how his own background impacted on him personally during his career but also how he decided to overcome this and how that has helped his career and development.


Find out more about the campaign and their upcoming webinar:



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