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

Kirsty Moore

Kirsty Moore

HSBC Private Bank UK Limited

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
Tina Fordham

Tina Fordham

Citi

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Tina Fordham is Managing Director and Chief Global Political Analyst at Citi, the first to hold this position. Tina joined Citi in 2003, where she advises institutional investors and corporate boards and on the implications of macro political, security and socio-economic factors.
Simran Khanna

Simran Khanna

Citi Private Bank

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Simran, aged 28 is one of the youngest Private Bankers in Citi London, holding the position of Vice President. She advises Ultra High Net Worth clients in the UK on their investment management, succession planning and lending requirements, and currently has $160MM of Assets Under Management. Beyond banking, Simran is an ardent advocate of the women’s empowerment agenda - particularly financial independence - and works extensively in this domain.
Khalia Newell

Khalia Newell

Barclays

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Khalia is a multi-award winning trailblazer who was identified as a Future Leader by Powerful Media. She was recently promoted to Vice-President at Barclays and has won numerous awards such as Rising Star for Financial Services by the Black British Business Awards for Financial Services 2015, Rising Star for Banking by We Are The City 2016 and Finalist for Outstanding Woman in Finance 2017 by the Precious Awards. Her passion for giving back has truly set her apart as a ‘Rising Star’ within Banking.
Carolyn Porretta

Carolyn Porretta

AIG Asset Management

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Carolyn is an experienced executive and non-executive director, entrepreneur and committee member. Within financial services, she has mostly worked in investment banking with UBS and Bank of America, but also in private equity with Anacap FP, and she is now in investment management with AIG Asset Management Europe as the Head of Portfolio Services, where she is responsible for the on-going management of their investments in structured products and commercial real estate loans.
Abisola Barber

Abisola Barber

Barclays

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Growing up with a keen interest in Politics & Current Affairs, Abisola began her career aged 11, working alongside Local and UK Government, the Metropolitan Police and other organisations to ensure young people were included at the decision-making table.