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

Alison McGregor

Alison McGregor

"Everyone has blind spots, even those of us who know about unconscious bias."

Award winner
As CEO Scotland, Alison is the senior leader responsible for the HSBC Group in Scotland, with over 4000 employees across a range of businesses. In addition to responsibility for people, customers and shareholders she has primary responsibility for maintaining the Group’s relationship with key external stakeholders and senior leaders with an interest and responsibility for supporting the growth of our economy.
Rachael Coomber

Rachael Coomber

RBC

Awards shortlist
A languages graduate from the University of Bristol, Rachael is fast-approaching her fifth year at RBC Europe where she now leads the investment grade Sterling credit trading pod, having joined the desk from the graduate programme in 2014.
Gemma Guest

Gemma Guest

Lloyds Banking Group

Awards shortlist
Gemma is an Associate Director within the Commercial Bank at Lloyds Banking Group, currently supporting Mid Markets clients by developing new product propositions to meet their needs.
Amelia Bowen

Amelia Bowen

KPMG, LLP

Awards shortlist
Amelia is an Assistant Manager in KPMG’s Management Consulting team. She has contributed to the development of KPMG‘s Fintech strategy including; internal structure, sub-sector leads, route to market approach and propositions. Amelia has developed an extensive network and a has become a voice in the market, enabling her to present at a number of events as a thought leader for Fintech and the Future of Banking.
Tracy Watkinson

Tracy Watkinson

Credit Suisse

Awards shortlist
"Use data not opinions to identify where unconscious bias gender issues exist. Then mitigate against the bias by changing processes, to ensure women can thrive.”
Kirsty Moore

Kirsty Moore

HSBC Private Bank UK Limited

Awards shortlist
Kirsty Moore is a Managing Director and Desk Head, at HSBC Private Banking. Through her leadership of the UK Private Bank’s Balance Committee, she has created valuable initiatives to promote and enable gender diversity.
Julie Baker

Julie Baker

Natwest

Awards shortlist
Julie is responsible for leading the ongoing delivery of new and better ways to provide enterprise support across the Bank's business banking customer base, to help customers achieve their ambitions. Julie supports the Women in Business Accreditation Programme, endorsed by Chartered Banker and certified by everywoman, now held by over 400 Women in Business Specialist Relationship Managers.
Jane Magill

Jane Magill

Macquarie

Awards shortlist
Jane Magill is a Managing Director in Macquarie’s Commodities Markets and Finance business. Jane is a passionate champion and advocate for gender equality. She is Chair of ‘Balance’ Macquarie’s employee network for gender equality and has made a significant contribution to diversity and inclusion across Macquarie Group.
Helen Bierton

Helen Bierton

Santander

Awards shortlist
Whilst also fulfilling her day to day responsibilities as a senior leader within the Customer Experience Division at Santander UK Helen has injected passion, inspiration and determination into the bank's Women in Business network as the national co-chair.
Katie Cusack

Katie Cusack

Credit Suisse

Awards shortlist
Katie is a 21 year veteran of the investment banking industry, having begun her career after receiving her MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 1997 and joining Goldman Sachs as an Associate in Mergers & Acquisitions. She moved into investment banking management when she joined Credit Suisse in 2007, and is currently the global Head of Collaboration for the Investment Banking and Capital Markets