Women in Banking and Finance is a not for profit membership organisation with branches in London, Bristol, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Glasgow and Manchester 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

Heather Melville OBE
Patron
Michael Cole-Fontayn
Patron
Iris Bohnet
Patron
Sue Dawe
Patron

Advisory Board

Vivienne Artz OBE
Managing Director and Chief Privacy Officer at the London Stock Exchange Group
Melanie Seymour
Managing Director, BlackRock Budapest
Marian Bloodworth
Employment Partner
Sharonjit Clare
Co-Founder of West Midlands Women’s Voice, company advisor, entrepreneur and private investor
Camilla Stowell
Head of Client Coverage, Coutts
David Holton
Chief Transformation Officer, Cambridge and Counties Bank
Lorna Hinds-Sotomey
Global CAO, IT Transformation, Nomura Investment Bank

Executive Board

Anna Lane
President
Deborah Vickers
Chief Operating Officer / Strategy Committee
Jennie Koo
Branch Chair Representative / Strategy Committee
Evie Vanezi
Chief Financial Officer

Management Board

Anna Lane
President
Alice Gaskell
Director of Strategy
Julia Smith
Director of Marketing & Partnerships / Strategy Committee
Deborah Vickers
Chief Operating Officer / Strategy Committee
Jennie Koo
Branch Chair Representative / Strategy Committee
Neeta Mundra
Head of Senior Business Leader’s Community
Evie Vanezi
Chief Financial Officer
Pelagia Neocleous
Director of Governance
Karen Bennett
Director of Corporate Communications & PR

Governance Committee

Deborah Vickers
Chief Operating Officer / Strategy Committee
Stephanie Betts
Senior Member of the Governance Committee
Evie Vanezi
Chief Financial Officer
Pelagia Neocleous
Director of Governance
Celia Price
Future Leaders Shadow Board and Governance Committee

Branch Heads

Jennie Koo
Branch Chair Representative / Strategy Committee
Joanne Hanley
Co Branch Chair - Birmingham
Victoria Pringle
Branch Chair - Glasgow
Nicola Higgins
Co- Chair and Head of Mentoring & Relationship Manager - Manchester
Megan O’Hara
Co Chair - Belfast
Clare McFarlane
Co Chair - Belfast

Birmingham Branch

Joanne Hanley
Co Branch Chair - Birmingham
Baljit Kaur
Women on Boards Lead - Birmingham
Alina Jegorova
Birmingham Board Member
Nix Bhachu
Birmingham Board Member
Kerry Steele
Co Branch Chair and Co Head of Mentoring - Birmingham
Samera Rehman
Future Leader Rep - Birmingham Branch
Samantha Carnley
Co-Head of Mentoring - Birmingham

Bristol Branch

Marta Kurpickaja
Operations - Bristol

Edinburgh Branch

Vicky Zuiderent
Mentoring Programme and Women on Boards Lead. - Edinburgh
Ruth Armstong
Head of Development - Scotland
Amy McCormick
Secretariat - Edinburgh Branch
Victoria Crook
Treasurer - Edinburgh
Rachel Clark
Branch Hot Topics & Distinguished Speaker and Committee Liaison - Edinburgh
Kat Rae
Relationship Manager - Edinburgh

Belfast Branch

Megan O’Hara
Co Chair - Belfast
Clare McFarlane
Co Chair - Belfast
Hannah Hiles
Head of Mentoring - Belfast
Una Rooney
Head of Development - Belfast.

Glasgow Branch

Victoria Pringle
Branch Chair - Glasgow
Lynsey Cochrane
Operations Lead - Glasgow

Manchester Branch

Nicola Higgins
Co- Chair and Head of Mentoring & Relationship Manager - Manchester
Leontia McArdle
Operations Manchester
Helen Chaplin
Treasurer - Manchester
Chantal Peters
Co-Head of Development (Hot Topics & Distinguished Speakers) - Manchester
Grace Swinnerton
Co-Head of Development (PEP & Thought Leadership) - Manchester

Norwich Branch

Lauren Fuller
Chair - Norwich

Communities & Networking

Neeta Mundra
Head of Senior Business Leader’s Community
Beverley Brown
Head of Female Entrepreneurs' Community
Chrisanna Martin
Head of Men As Allies

Mentoring & Development

Vicky Zuiderent
Mentoring Programme and Women on Boards Lead. - Edinburgh
Nicola Higgins
Co- Chair and Head of Mentoring & Relationship Manager - Manchester
Eilidh Anderson
Future Leaders Shadow Board - PMO Mentoring
Ruth Armstong
Head of Development - Scotland
Chantal Peters
Co-Head of Development (Hot Topics & Distinguished Speakers) - Manchester
Kerry Steele
Co Branch Chair and Co Head of Mentoring - Birmingham
Hannah Hiles
Head of Mentoring - Belfast
Una Rooney
Head of Development - Belfast.
Samantha Carnley
Co-Head of Mentoring - Birmingham

Memberships

Cristina Tamsa
Relationship Manager - London
Nicola Higgins
Co- Chair and Head of Mentoring & Relationship Manager - Manchester
Kat Rae
Relationship Manager - Edinburgh
Christina Stavrou
Relationship Manager - London
Erika Mackie
Membership Data Analyst
Zoe Deady
Future Leaders Shadow Board and Memberships Committee

Marketing & Partnerships

Julia Smith
Director of Marketing & Partnerships / Strategy Committee
Rachael Smith
Head of Digital Campaigns
Marion Nicolet
Head of Marketing
Olivia Coyle
Communications/Marketing Manager
Helen Marsters
Digital/Content Manager
Cristina Dominte
Head of Partnerships
Victoria Barber
Future Leader - Marketing & Partnerships (Maternity Cover)

Thought Leadership

Elise Badoy
Head of Research
Chloe Hickey-Jones
Future Leaders Shadow Board - Thought Leadership
Caroline Gadsby
Head of Thought Leadership Insight
Susan Monahan
Media Relations - Thought Leadership

WIBF Jobs

Monica Gupta
Future Leaders Shadow Board - WIBF Jobs

Strategy

Alice Gaskell
Director of Strategy
Julia Smith
Director of Marketing & Partnerships / Strategy Committee
Deborah Vickers
Chief Operating Officer / Strategy Committee
Joanne Hanley
Co Branch Chair - Birmingham
Neeta Mundra
Head of Senior Business Leader’s Community
Evie Vanezi
Chief Financial Officer
Rachel Joe
Strategy Advisor and Digital Networking Lead
Yulia Manyutina
Future Leaders Shadow Board - Strategy Committee
Karen Bennett
Director of Corporate Communications & PR

WIBF Awards

Emma Kerr
Head of Awards
Karen Bennett
Director of Corporate Communications & PR

Future Leaders Network

Rachel Harbers
Co Chair of the Future Leaders Shadow Board
Eilidh Anderson
Future Leaders Shadow Board - PMO Mentoring
Sarah Woodard
Co Chair, Future Leaders Shadow Board
Chloe Hickey-Jones
Future Leaders Shadow Board - Thought Leadership
Monica Gupta
Future Leaders Shadow Board - WIBF Jobs
Zoe Deady
Future Leaders Shadow Board and Memberships Committee
Yulia Manyutina
Future Leaders Shadow Board - Strategy Committee
Rachel Seymour
Future Leaders Shadow Board Secretary.
Natalia Kasyanova
Future Leaders Shadow Board
Celia Price
Future Leaders Shadow Board and Governance Committee
Leslie Uzan
Future Leaders Shadow Board - Finance
Victoria Barber
Future Leader - Marketing & Partnerships (Maternity Cover)

Finance

Evie Vanezi
Chief Financial Officer
Katherine Lee
Deputy Chief Financial Officer
Leslie Uzan
Future Leaders Shadow Board - Finance

Operations team

Deborah Vickers
Chief Operating Officer / Strategy Committee
Jackie Chatfield
Head of Operations
Lauren Hewitt
Operations Manager
Katharine Carleton
Operations Manager
Olivia Coyle
Communications/Marketing Manager
Helen Marsters
Digital/Content Manager
Jenna Hill
Head of Tech Ops