Diane Whitty

Retired Global Head of The Philanthropy Centre, J.P. Morgan Private Bank

Diane Whitty, the former executive director and Global Head of The Philanthropy Centre, joined J.P. Morgan in 2010. The Philanthropy Centre is focused on providing clients with insights and services to help meet their financial and philanthropic goals through innovative advice, thought leadership, and collaborative opportunities.

Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Whitty served over the past 30 years as a senior executive in the corporate and non-profit sectors. Whitty has held leadership positions at Save the Children as senior vice-president of corporate relations and at the US Fund for UNICEF (The United Nations Children’s Fund) as executive vice-president of marketing, communications, and development. During her tenure, she spearheaded many global health and development initiatives, most notably campaigns to eliminate maternal and neo-natal tetanus, eliminate iodine deficiency, address the incidence of HIV/AIDS, and improve access to education for girls in developing countries.

Under her leadership at UNICEF, Whitty and her teams were responsible for growth in revenue exceeding 327%. Prior to her non-profit work, Diane spent 17 years at Avon Products as a senior sales and marketing executive.