Nelson Derry

Nelson is a senior programme manager in the Corporate Programme Management Office responsible for delivering enterprise-wide strategic and regulatory priorities for BNY Mellon. He is an active leader within BNY Mellon’s Multicultural Business Resource Group, responsible for delivering the group’s strategic priorities. Nelson leads a firm wide programme to enrich the recruitment and retention of diverse candidates and employees, an intersection initiative between all the business resource groups in the EMEA region and Human Resources. He also actively mentors and coaches colleagues at BNY Mellon across different levels, including BAME employees. Nelson is on the leadership team of Ambition First, and as Partnerships Lead for the network, he has responsibility for developing strategic relationships with UK based companies, internal professional networks, and peer external networks and institutions. Nelson volunteers at local nurseries, teaching about African cultural heritage, and provides volunteer career and executive coaching to professionals from BAME backgrounds.