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New DEI head for Knight Frank

5th September 2023

Knight Frank has appointed Hannah Awonuga as group head of diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I).

In the newly-created role, to ensure that there is a strategic roadmap in place to implement DE&I initiatives and strengthen its commitment to making Knight Frank a diverse and inclusive organisation.

Awonuga will “formulate and execute a DE&I strategy to facilitate the adoption of industry-wide best practices in DE&I, as well as develop a set of metrics which will drive this agenda across the group,” Knight Frank said in a press release.

She joins Knight Frank from Barclays Bank where she was global director and head of DE&I colleague engagement, and has 17 years’ experience in banking.

Karen Bowes, group chief people officer at Knight Frank, said: “Hannah’s appointment is demonstrative of our commitment to build an inclusive and balanced partnership, and her experience will enable us to implement a robust, measurable DE&I strategy and plan, designed to create equitable outcomes for all.”

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