Awonuga is group head of equality, diversity and inclusion and is an experienced DE&I leader. She has more than 17 years’ experience in the banking industry, joining Knight Frank from Barclays, where she was global director and head of DE&I colleague engagement. At Barclays, Awonuga was a member of the DE&I senior leadership team, responsible for the design and delivery of the firm’s global DE&I colleague engagement strategy and its tangible interventions for all global colleagues, clients, and customers, covering circa 90,000 employees across the UK, Europe, Middle East, Americas and APAC. She was also responsible for introducing and implementing the firm’s global social mobility strategy and defining and repositioning the Barclays’ global employee resource groups, aligning the ERG strategy to the bank’s five key DE&I priorities.