Our members and their stories are at the centre of WIBF’s identity. The women (and the men who champion us), from all career levels, are at the heart of the industry. Together, we are not afraid to say what needs to be said. We strive to go the furthest. We lead from the front. We drive change. We encourage solidarity. We are proud of our members’ achievements and the role WIBF plays in helping them get where they are. Read a selection of our member stories below. If you would like to share your story get in touch! digital@wibf.org.uk

Sue Dawe

Sue Dawe

WIBF Patron and Awards Judge

Awards judge
WIBF team
Sue Dawe is WIBFs newest patron and is also one of the judges for this years WIBF Awards for Achievement. Sue leads EY’s Financial Services Practice in Scotland and is the Managing Partner for the Edinburgh office.
Eilidh Anderson

Eilidh Anderson

Future Leader Shadow Board Member

WIBF team
Eilidh is an Investment Manager with experience investing in both direct equities and funds and is particularly interested in ESG and impact investing. She is a member of the WIBF Future Leaders Shadow Board.
Jennifer Page

Jennifer Page

WIBF Tech Team

WIBF team
Jennifer was shortlisted for the Champion for Women Award in 2019 and has now come on board the WIBF Tech team. A year on, Jennifer reflects on her discovery of WIBF and what it has offered her.
Neeta Mundra

Neeta Mundra

BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES TECHNOLOGIST, HEAD OF SENIOR BUSINESS LEADER’S COMMUNITY, WIBF

WIBF team
The WIBF team were delighted to hear that Neeta Mundra, WIBF’s Head of Senior Business Leaders Community was awarded an Exceptional Women of Excellence Award by The Women Economic Forum. We caught up with Neeta to find out more about the award and her work.
Magdalena Kron

Magdalena Kron

Barclays

Awards shortlist
Magdalena Krön, Head of Rise London and FinTech platform lead for Barclays. At Rise, Magdalena is in charge of one of Europe’s largest FinTech hubs and is building a network of the most transformative technologies in financial services today.
Fiona Roche

Fiona Roche

Lloyds Banking Group

Awards shortlist
Fiona Roche is currently Director, Client Service Delivery in the Commercial Division of Lloyds Banking Group. Fiona has an extensive career leading large scale teams to excel in delivery and to implement and embed Group wide transformational change. Mum to two young children Fiona is a stand out role model deeply committed to supporting colleagues reach their fullest potential in a diverse and inclusive organisation.
Juliette French

Juliette French

Lloyds Banking Group

Awards shortlist
Juliette French heads the Group Transformation Engineering Core Platform Team in Lloyds Banking Group and has taken it to new heights, setting the bar higher every day, in a confluence of two industries which have largely been dominated by men - Banking and IT. She has not just led the team, but built a team of equally dynamic women who have achieved several milestones in a short span of time.
Global Transaction Banking UK, Santander

Global Transaction Banking UK, Santander

Santander

Awards shortlist
GTB (Global Transaction Banking) UK provides origination, execution and product support capabilities for Santander Corporate & Investment Bank (“SCIB”) clients. This includes marketing support / transaction assessment / transaction approval/processing advice and support, across the different sectors.
David Evans

David Evans

Credit Suisse

Awards shortlist
David Evans, a Vice President Finance Operating Officer in Investment Banking and Capital Markets Division, is the Co-Chair of Credit Suisse’s EMEA Women’s Network Career Development sub-committee. During his eight years co-leading the subcommittee, David has been instrumental in delivering a series of engaging and relevant events and initiatives for network members.
Karen Illsley

Karen Illsley

Scottish Widows Distribution, Scottish Widows (Part of LLoyds Banking Group)

Awards shortlist
Scottish Widows Distribution team’s core purpose is to promote pensions and protection products to our expansive customer base; incorporating large corporate advisory firms, FTSE 100 employers, independent financial advisers, and end customers. Historically, our colleague diversity has echoed the industries we face into, with over 90% of the IFA population being male. We are a team of over 400 colleagues, based around the UK but with key hubs in Edinburgh, Bristol and Cheltenham.