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

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.
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.