Women in Banking and Finance is a not for profit membership organisation with branches in London, Bristol, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Glasgow, staffed primarily by voluntary Executive and Management Committees. Founded in 1980, we aim to foster our members’ ambitious spirit, with networking events, development programmes and leadership opportunities.

Patrons

Noel Harwerth
Patron
Heather Melville OBE
Patron
Michael Cole-Fontayn
Patron
Baroness Shriti Vadera
Patron
Iris Bohnet
Patron

Advisory Board

Melanie Seymour
Managing Director, BlackRock Budapest
Nigel Jackson
Executive Coach & Mentor, Leading Coach Ltd.
Susan Allen
Head of Customer Interactions, Santander (UK)
Marian Bloodworth
Employment Partner
Jay Sheth
Head of Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Virgin Money

Executive Board

Vivienne Artz
President
Elaine Meyrick
Director of Governance / Bristol Branch Board Member
Cristina Chimenti
Chief Finance Officer / Founder Member of Strategy Committee

Management Board

Vivienne Artz
President
Alice Gaskell
Director of Strategy
Julia Smith
Director of Marketing & Partnerships / Founder Member of Strategy Committee
Elaine Meyrick
Director of Governance / Bristol Branch Board Member
Maria Dickson
Chief Operating Officer / Acting Chair WIBF Jobs / Founder Member of Strategy Committee
Sally McFall
Director of Awards
Caroline Carruthers
Co- Director of Thought Leadership
Liz Hughes
Co- Director of Thought Leadership / Acting Chair of Communities
Manisha Dass
Chair of Mentoring & Development
Cristina Chimenti
Chief Finance Officer / Founder Member of Strategy Committee
Cristina Serrano Saenz de Tejada
Director of Membership
Niamh Simms
Branch Chair Representative Edinburgh, since 2017

Branch Heads

Laura Thorburn
Branch Chair Glasgow, since 2017
Joanne Seagrave
Branch Chair Edinburgh
Jennie Koo
Branch Chair Birmingham / Founder Member of Strategy Committee
Joanne Hanley
Co Branch Chair Birmingham

Birmingham Branch

Jennie Koo
Branch Chair Birmingham / Founder Member of Strategy Committee
Joanne Hanley
Co Branch Chair Birmingham
Baljit Kaur
Birmingham Board Member - Women on Boards Lead
Tara Zutshi
Birmingham Board Member - PEP Lead
Lisa Phillips
Relationship Manager - Birmingham
Laura Suffolk
Birmingham Board Member - Mentoring lead
Liz McPhail
Birmingham Board Member - PEP Lead

Bristol Branch

Elaine Meyrick
Director of Governance / Bristol Branch Board Member
Dawn Webber
Bristol Committee Member
Joanne Saye
Bristol Committee Member

Edinburgh Branch

Joanne Seagrave
Branch Chair Edinburgh
Niamh Simms
Branch Chair Representative Edinburgh, since 2017
Moira Crichton
Edinburgh Board Member
Yvonne Irwin
Relationship Manager - Edinburgh
Heidi St. Denis
Edinburgh, PEP Events Co-ordinator
Vicky Reid
Edinburgh Board Member
Sandra Benn
Edinburgh Committee Member
Nicola Russell
Edinburgh Social media co-ordinator
Mary Laidlaw
Edinburgh Secretariat
Christine Craig
Edinburgh Board Member

Glasgow Branch

Laura Thorburn
Branch Chair Glasgow, since 2017
Jenna Laws
Glasgow Board Member
Anne Biggart
Glasgow Board Member

Communities & Networking

Liz Hughes
Co- Director of Thought Leadership / Acting Chair of Communities
Tracy Jordan
Head of Alumni Network
Fyona Knight
Head of Networking

Mentoring & Development

Manisha Dass
Chair of Mentoring & Development
Jay Surti
Head of Mentoring , since 2016
Neeta Mundra
Head of Women on Boards

Memberships

Cristina Serrano Saenz de Tejada
Director of Membership
Janneke Dobbinga
Head of Institutional Members
Yvonne Irwin
Relationship Manager - Edinburgh
Lisa Phillips
Relationship Manager - Birmingham
Cristina Tamsa
Relationship Manager - London
Lilia Ioannidou
Relationship Manager - London
Kirstin Thompson
Relationship Manager - London
Rachael Smith
Head of Individual Memberships

Marketing & Partnerships

Julia Smith
Director of Marketing & Partnerships / Founder Member of Strategy Committee
Sophie Baldry
Head of Partnerships
Claire Alexander
Head of Marketing
Odette Maher
Press Relations
Olivia Coyle
Communications/Marketing Manager
Helen Marsters
Digital/Content Manager, since 2017

Thought Leadership

Caroline Carruthers
Co- Director of Thought Leadership
Liz Hughes
Co- Director of Thought Leadership / Acting Chair of Communities

WIBF Jobs

Maria Dickson
Chief Operating Officer / Acting Chair WIBF Jobs / Founder Member of Strategy Committee
Michelle Zak
Corporate Profiles Manager

Strategy

Alice Gaskell
Director of Strategy
Julia Smith
Director of Marketing & Partnerships / Founder Member of Strategy Committee
Maria Dickson
Chief Operating Officer / Acting Chair WIBF Jobs / Founder Member of Strategy Committee
Cristina Chimenti
Chief Finance Officer / Founder Member of Strategy Committee
Jennie Koo
Branch Chair Birmingham / Founder Member of Strategy Committee

WIBF Awards

Sally McFall
Director of Awards

Operations team

Jackie Chatfield
Head of Operations
Lauren Hewitt
Operations Manager, since 2016
Katharine Carleton
Operations Manager, since 2017
Olivia Coyle
Communications/Marketing Manager
Helen Marsters
Digital/Content Manager, since 2017