Metro Bank has appointed Simi Dubb as its first director of colleague experience and inclusion.
In this newly created role, Dubb will report to the bank’s chief people officer Carol Frost and will be responsible for “continuing to evolve and embed a truly diverse and inclusive colleague experience right across the business”.
According to Metro Bank, her role will be to shape and drive the leadership and inclusion agenda in order to create a diverse, engaged and unified organisation, leveraging the bank’s “unique culture and values”.
Dubb will work closely with stakeholders across the business to develop and deliver a multi-year strategy for staff experience, inclusivity and leadership, which will further build the capability of leaders and teams to maintain a culture where employees are highly engaged, and everyone’s contribution is heard and valued.
She joins the bank from British American Tobacco and has held senior global roles at a range of financial services companies, including Fidelity International, Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC and Royal Bank of Canada. She has also held senior roles at Centrica and BT.
Commenting on the appointment, Frost said: “Simi brings a wealth of experience in learning, talent management and in fostering diverse and inclusive cultures across a wide range of companies. She is hugely committed to creating sustainable, inclusive colleague experiences and I look forward to working with her to take Metro Bank’s colleague experience from strength to strength.”
Dubb added that the bank already has an “amazing” culture to build on and that she firmly believe that companies that engage and develop talent in an inclusive way are ones with a real competitive advantage, because when inclusivity is a natural and automatic part of the colleague experience, the business will thrive.