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

Infrastructure Debt Investment Solutions Investment Team, Macquarie

Infrastructure Debt Investment Solutions Investment Team, Macquarie

Kit Hamilton, Co-Head of MIDIS

Awards shortlist
Kit Hamilton joined MIDIS at inception in 2012, before being made head of the Investment Team in 2015, Co-Head of MIDIS in June 2018 and a part of the Investment Committee in January 2020. In that time, the business has invested in assets on behalf of MIDIS clients across Europe, the US and Australia in all infrastructure sectors including PPPs, renewables, storage facilities, social housing, transport and regulated utilities.
Rebecca Drummond

Rebecca Drummond

Refinitiv

Awards shortlist
Since joining Refinitiv, Rebecca has led the development of a “significance” algorithm and a cross-platform API, while completing postgraduate studies in International Business. She has also played an integral role in the introduction of a new internal database which will revolutionise reporting and financial tracking and drive best practice across all areas of the business.
Leanne Allen

Leanne Allen

KPMG

Awards shortlist
Leanne Allen is a director at KPMG’s FS Technology Consulting practice leading the data capability function. Over the years, she has been successful in driving 100 percent growth within a gender diverse team. A veteran data specialist, she helps clients navigate complex issues, and drive strategies to realise the value of data assets in a safe and ethical way.
Maria Shevchenko

Maria Shevchenko

KPMG

Awards shortlist
Maria Shevchenko, a Director of Innovation at KPMG, specialises in helping Financial Services firms to extract insights from data and assists them in their digital transformation by leveraging the best technologies in the marketplace. She works with advanced analytics, data science, cloud providers, open banking (APIs), FinTech firms and various technologies to create solutions tailored to clients’ current and future needs.
Ioana Surpateanu

Ioana Surpateanu

Citi

Awards shortlist
Ioana Surpateanu is Co-Head of European Government Affairs in Citi’s government affairs team for Europe, Middle East and Africa. She is in charge of designing and implementing the team’s strategy on Innovation and leads EU-level policy engagement on technology, with focus on emerging technologies /digital assets, deep tech and artificial intelligence (AI).
Claire Foy

Claire Foy

Coutts

Awards shortlist
Claire Foy has been Head of Learning & Professional Development at Coutts & Co and Adam Bank since 2016. Having worked at Coutts most her career in various locations and disciplines she seems to have settled in a role where she is able to make the most impact within the business.
Helena Thernstrom

Helena Thernstrom

NatWest Group

Awards shortlist
Helena Thernstrom works as Head of Legal for NatWest Group’s Asset and Invoice Finance businesses where she also heads up the Bank’s gender network in London. She is a passionate and visible advocate of diversity and inclusion, including social mobility and pro-bono initiatives.
Debbie Phillips

Debbie Phillips

Natwest Group

Awards shortlist
Debbie Phillips is Head of Campaigns at NatWest Group working across proactive media and public affairs campaigns. She leads the bank’s 13,000 strong women's network, creating opportunities for colleagues to grow and learn together.
Alicia Krebs

Alicia Krebs

CLS

Awards shortlist
Alicia is currently Head of Business Operations at CLS, where she oversees the daily management and performance of the Corporate & Business Development division and advises on regulatory strategy for the EMEA region.
Ndidi Scott

Ndidi Scott

HSBC Private Banking

Awards shortlist
Ndidi Scott is Country Head of Client Lifecycle Management (CLM) for the UK & Channel Islands at HSBC Private Banking. She is a passionate advocate for championing diversity and inspiring women. She has a 15-year banking career. Ndidi is recognised not just for being a role model leader, but for her Diversity & Inclusion efforts.