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

Magdalena Kron

Magdalena Kron

Barclays

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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.
Catherine Perkins

Catherine Perkins

Lloyds Banking Group

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Catherine is the Communication & Engagement Lead for the Motor Finance Value Stream in Group Transformation in Lloyds Banking Group. Catherine, through her dedication, focus and commitment achieved senior manager promotion at an early age where her knowledge and professionalism sets her clearly apart from her peers.
Deborah Gilshan

Deborah Gilshan

Winner of the 2019 Award for Achievement Award

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Alumni
Deborah is the Founder of The 100% Club, a network for professional women that seeks to promote the importance of networking for career advancement and personal development. It is Deborah’s contribution to retaining women in sectors challenged on gender balance.
Tabetha Armstrong

Tabetha Armstrong

Credit Suisse

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Tabetha is an Associate in the Global Credit Products business at Credit Suisse. As a Credit Salesperson, Tabetha is responsible for some of the team’s biggest clients due to her success when trusted with responsibility for her desk head’s clients during his sabbatical in her first year. She is now operating at a level far in advance of her three years’ of experience, demonstrated by her large client base, strong rankings and high revenue.
Edel Owen

Edel Owen

Barclays

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Edel joined Barclays more than 25 years ago on the Graduate Scheme and has been with the firm ever since. She has led large, complex projects such as absorbing the Woolwich business into Barclays technology architecture, architecting Debit Card Platforms, developing cross-border digital aggregation services for customers in UK and South Africa, and designed an industry standard ATM platform.