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.

Management team

Vivienne Artz
Noel Harwerth
Patron, since 2016
Sharon Forder
Chief Operating Officer
Elaine Meyrick
Director of Governance
Sally McFall
Director of Awards
Leigh Smyth
Director of Marketing/Partnerships
Miranda Abraham
Director of Programmes
Liz Hughes
Director of Programmes
Cristina Chimenti
Chief Finance Officer
Laura Thorburn
Branch Chair Glasgow, since 2017
Kerry McCormack
Branch Chair Edinburgh, since 2017
Niamh Simms
Branch Chair Representative Edinburgh, since 2017
Jennie Koo
Branch Chair Birmingham
Claire Holloway
Branch Chair Bristol , since 2017

Operations team

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

Advisory Board

Melanie Seymour
Managing Director, BlackRock Budapest
Nigel Jackson
Executive Coach & Mentor, Leading Coach Ltd.
Susan Allen
Head of Retail Distribution, Santander (UK)
Marian Bloodworth
Employment Partner
Susan Dean
Non-Executive Director of Citigroup Global Markets Limited