Ross Hovey has over 20 years of experience at Lloyds Banking Group in a variety of positions and specialises in disability in the workplace. He campaigns to improve accessibility in all workplaces and building a world which is more inclusive for disabled people overall. He has gained significant recognition in the disability industry for the work he does.
Ross started his career at Lloyds in 2001 as a UK Retail Banking Management Trainee. He progressed through various roles including spending 4 years as a Graduate Resourcing Manager and almost 6 years as an eLearning Consultant before moving into more disability focussed roles. Ross lives with Spinal Muscular Atrophy and uses his lived experiences along with his academic knowledge and extensive experience in the corporate world to drive his passion for change.
While working at Lloyds Banking Group, Ross managed the award-winning Workplace Adjustment Program. He significantly improved the program’s governance and led them to win the BDF Smart Award for adjustments again. Currently, Ross Hovey is the Accessibility Manager, Group Disability & Mental Health Team at Lloyds where he works with key stakeholders to ensure the delivery of accessibility plans for colleagues. Outside of his work for Lloyds, Ross is committed to raising awareness and activating change in the accessibility and disability space. As the Co-founder & Board Trustee of Changing Places International, he campaigns to set the global standard for fully accessible toilets. Ross is a member of the Independent Accessibility Panel at Gatwick Airport and is Co-Chair of WharfAbility which is a network that aims to connect businesses and colleagues, to share experiences and ideas, allowing them to increase their impact in the workplace. On top of all of this, he is an Advisory Board Member at Permobil helping to continually improve their wheelchairs.
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”Ross is an outstanding communicator and a creative, effective thinker. He is a team player – successfully engaging with a wide range of people – but is not afraid to support his view. Most notably, he gets things done. I enjoy working with him.”
”Ross is rapidly becoming the recognised thought leader in his field, championing reasonable pragmatic solutions in aiding employers to create inclusive workplaces that encourage all their people to thrive.”