Hannah Leach

Director, Employees Culture Carnival UK

Hannah Leach is Employee Experience and Culture Director at Carnival UK, where she leads on the company’s approach to Internal Communications, Employee Engagement, Wellbeing and Belonging and Inclusion.
During the past three years, the company has been driving an assertive agenda around its culture, in an endeavour to become truly purpose-led and shape an environment where everyone feels valued and that they belong.
Naturally creating the conditions for gender balance is important part of that approach and Carnival UK is seeing improvements in its gender pay gap through

  • Transparent and proactive communications
  • Introduction of gender-balance recruitment practices
  • Leadership engagement
  • Focus on flexible working
  • Support for an employee-led gender balance network
  • Update of key policies
  • Inclusion training review

Prior to Carnival UK, Hannah spent ten years working in professional services as a corporate communications specialist. She credits “growing up” in the sector for instilling a passion for cultural development and social purpose, with the industry leading the way on themes relating to gender-balance and social mobility.

“I have agreed to support the Forum because we work in one of the world’s most exciting industries with such a variety of roles and opportunities available. It’s our job to ensure they are visible and within reach for anyone with passion for travel and a belief that it makes for an enriched, more fulfilling life.”