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This Pride Month, EML is thrilled that the Gamechanger Progress Champion Awards 2022 in the U.K. have named our Global Director of Public Relations, Marie O'Riordan, as a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion winner for celebrating diversity and fostering inclusion.

The 19th annual awards committee unanimously agreed that 2022 should be the year to herald a new awards category born out of a need to recognise and accelerate change by celebrating LGBT+ changemakers. Discussions were held with prominent LGBT+ support organisations, HR and diversity consultants and leading inclusion charities.

”Marie’s an individual winner who gives special consideration to the needs of staff or clientele within the LGBT+ community and through her role at EML. Most importantly, she was chosen by our readers from the business community,” commented Charles Davies, Coordinator at the Gamechanger Progress Champion Awards.

”We’re immensely proud, but not surprised, that Marie has been recognised by the business community for this Gamechanger award. Sometimes just being yourself is enough to enact change; this is indeed the case for Marie. She has established herself as an ally, a champion of diversity, who by sharing her story, has had wide-reaching impact and benefits for all around her,” added Kristen Shaw, Group Chief People & Culture Officer at EML.

”I’m super grateful to Gamechangers for this beautiful award and incredibly thankful to EML for the opportunities afforded to me and all of my teammates in the workplace. I accept this honour on behalf of all of us, One Team at EML, a company with a passion for fostering inclusion and diversity and making the lives of LGBT+ teammates like me easier with fantastic workplace practices and acceptance,” noted Marie O’Riordan.

Gamechangers is a leading corporate news magazine serving the sector since 2003. Gamechangers provides a global audience of over 261,000+ subscribers with the information behind the headlines.


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For further information, please contact:


Marie O’Riordan, Global Director of Public Relations

EML Payments Limited (ASX: EML)

marie.oriordan@emlpayments.com / pr@emlpayments.com

+44 207 183 5856