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

Anna Helberg-Hansen

Anna Helberg-Hansen

Lloyds Banking Group

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Anna is the Business Management Lead for Commercial & Business Banking Transformation at Lloyds Banking Group (LBG). Anna left Norway to study in the UK and after completing a MSc in Management Information Systems & Manufacturing in Bristol, Anna joined Lloyd’s Bank as a Business Analyst in year 2000.
Saadia Mujeeb

Saadia Mujeeb

Natwest Markets

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Saadia Mujeeb is Global Head of Hedge Funds, Asset Managers (Mutual and Pension Funds), Prime Brokerage and Central Clearing Houses (CCPs) Risk at NatWest Markets.
Lucy Plenderleith

Lucy Plenderleith

EY

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Lucy is one of EY’s Senior Consultants in the Financial Services Technology practice, primarily serving Capital Markets clients on their Technology change agenda. Lucy was awarded the EY Global Capital Markets Rising Star Award in 2018 for her contribution to the practice and her client service. Being one of the youngest Consultants to sell and deliver a Programme, Lucy consistently demonstrates her commitment to the gender agenda, with a focus on technology.
Cristina Tamsa

Cristina Tamsa

Santander

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Cristina Tamsa is Trade Finance Natural Resources Sector Head at Santander UK. Throughout her 9 year of work experience in Santander she has helped the Group as well as her colleagues break through the working capital solutions market.
Eleanor Barlow

Eleanor Barlow

HSBC

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Over the last 20 years Eleanor has worked across every digital touchpoint from strategy through to execution. She has a background in Cyberpsychology and an in-depth understanding of people’s use of emerging technologies.
Lydia Brookes

Lydia Brookes

EMEA Women's Network (M-WIN) Steering Committee, Mizuho Bank

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The EMEA M-WIN Steering Committee is an impassioned and dedicated team leading Mizuho Banks’ women’s network. The Committee works off the side of the desk dedicating free time to deliver a range of events, facilitating discussion within the organisation around the benefits of diversity and inclusion, and focusing on topics including career growth, risk & resilience.
Helena Thernstrom

Helena Thernstrom

RBS

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Helena is Head of Legal for Asset & Invoice Finance at RBS. She leads a high-performing legal team which delivers comprehensive, expert and commercial advice to its supported businesses. Since joining RBS, Helena has been an active driver of various diversity & inclusion initiatives and has co-chaired the Bank’s women’s network for the past three years.
Louise Jack

Louise Jack

Macquarie Infrastructure Debt Investment Solutions COO Team, Macquarie

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Louise Jack is Chief Operating Officer for Macquarie’s infrastructure debt business, based in London. She has worked for Macquarie for 10 years in a variety of roles, including performing business acquisitions/ integrations, and COO for the leasing business. During her career she has also worked in other UK offices, Sydney and the US. Louise trained as a chartered accountant at PwC where she focussed on risk assurance and process improvement engagements.
Elise Badoy

Elise Badoy

Citi

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A 20-years industry Veteran, Badoy is Deputy Head of Research in EMEA. Badoy’s proudest achievement in 2019, is Citi Research stellar move up in the rankings over the last two years, ending up 2nd in the 2019 Institutional Investor Survey, up from 6th last year and 8th in 2017.
Jennifer Page

Jennifer Page

KPMG

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Jennifer is a Senior Manager in KPMG’s Forensic Data Analytics practice. She specialises in financial crime technology, and in particular the introduction of machine learning and automation to optimise existing Financial Crime Control systems within financial service institutions.