Heidi McCormack is a game-changing business leader, recognised for her thought leadership on the international stage and her impressive career as a senior figure in one of the largest, global automotive companies.
Before co-founding Emerald, Heidi was Executive Director of new business development for General Motors in Russia, one of several positions she’s held globally, influencing business and becoming a role model for women in the boardroom.
Her continual track record in growing robust business including shaping Chevrolet into the number one selling brand in Russia, informs her vision for Emerald’s growth and her passion for providing the LGBT community with the service and insurance protections they deserve, free from inequality.
As well as holding board positions for a number of trade bodies, she regularly lectures in business and academic circles.
Educated at John Hopkins University and American University in Cairo, Heidi started her career at Bear Stearns in the emerging markets group, specialising in mergers & acquisitions.
A passion of Heidi’s is her love of Russian and British art. She also supports the outreach and educational work of the Tretyakov Gallery and was a founding member of AIDS in the Workplace, a group established to help companies in Russia educate management and provide support to people with AIDS.
When not leading Emerald, Heidi loves to discover London’s hidden secrets and visits galleries and the treasure trove of museums in the capital.
Heidi’s thoughts on Emerald
“It’s time to level the playing field where insurance and equality meet; no more awkwardness, no more having to explain personal aspects of your life to somebody on the other end of the phone. We are redefining the customer experience and prioritising our resources on LGBT focused initiatives that will help us grow with the needs of the community, as well as help continually improve our delivery of high quality services. At Emerald, it’s not just about providing a set of insurance products, we want to build and learn with the community, so that the inequalities we have highlighted become a thing of the past.”