Company: Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML)
Location: London, Bromley, Camberley and Chester
Bank of America Merrill Lynch has been the lead corporate supporter and key strategic partner of the Education and Employers since 2012 and is committed supporting initiatives which focus on building pathways to economic mobility by helping young people transition from education into employment. By combining financial and human capital, the Bank endeavours to provide the skills, knowledge and tools that will help young people succeed.
Ian Ferguson, Head of Investment Banking UK & Ireland is the vice chair of governors at Comber Grove Primary school in Camberwell, South London. He explains: “I have had a remarkable experience that has genuinely opened my eyes to aspects of society, the economy and, yes, politics that I would not have believed possible… I am very pleased that several of my friends and colleagues have followed the same path, probably in part to stop me nagging them about how important and rewarding it is. I’m still sadly amazed when people ask me: “Why on earth would you do that?” My experience tells me simply: “Why wouldn’t you?”.