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

Dr Heather Melville OBE CCMI
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
Andrew Pitt
Global Head of Research, Citi

Executive Board

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

Management Board

Anna Lane
President
Julia Smith
Director of Marketing & Partnerships / Strategy Committee
Deborah Vickers
Chief Operating Officer / Strategy Committee
Jennie Koo
Branch Chair Representative / Co-Chair Birmingham
Neeta Mundra
Head of Senior Business Leader’s Community
Beverley Brown
Director Talent Recognition and Head of Female Entrepreneurs
Evie Vanezi
Chief Financial Officer
Christina Stavrou
Director of Corporate Partnerships
Pelagia Neocleous
Director of Governance
Karen Bennett
Director of Corporate Communications & PR
Gwen Faure
Director of Talent Retention
Nicky King
Head of Corporate Partnerships

Governance Committee

Stephanie Betts
Senior Member of the Governance Committee & Lead of Next Gen Stewardship Community
Celia Price
Future Leaders Shadow Board and Governance Committee

Branch Heads

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

Birmingham Branch

Jennie Koo
Branch Chair Representative / Co-Chair Birmingham
Joanne Hanley
Co Branch Chair - Birmingham
Baljit Kaur
Women on Boards Lead - Birmingham
Tara Zutshi
Head of Membership Strategy - Birmingham
Alina Jegorova
Birmingham Board Member
Nix Bhachu
Birmingham Board Member
Kerry Steele
Co-Branch Chair & Mentoring support - Birmingham
Samera Rehman
Future Leader Rep - Birmingham Branch
Samantha Carnley
Birmingham Lead and Co-Head of Mentoring

Bristol Branch

Marta Kurpickaja
Operations - Bristol

Edinburgh Branch

Ruth Armstong
Head of PEP and Scotland Lead
Amy McCormick
Secretariat - Edinburgh Branch
Victoria Crook
Treasurer - Edinburgh
Rachel Clark
Branch Hot Topics & Distinguished Speaker and Committee Liaison - 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 Branch Chair and Co-Head of Mentoring
Lynsey Cochrane
Operations Lead - Glasgow
Emily Smith
Board Member - 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

Communities & Networking

Neeta Mundra
Head of Senior Business Leader’s Community
Beverley Brown
Director Talent Recognition and Head of Female Entrepreneurs
Stephanie Betts
Senior Member of the Governance Committee & Lead of Next Gen Stewardship Community
Chloe Hickey-Jones
Future Leaders Shadow Board - Co-Head Future Leaders' Network

Mentoring

Victoria Pringle
Branch Chair - Glasgow Branch Chair and Co-Head of Mentoring
Nicola Higgins
Co- Chair and Head of Mentoring & Relationship Manager - Manchester
Eilidh Anderson
Future Leaders Shadow Board - PMO Mentoring
Chantal Peters
Co-Head of Development (Hot Topics & Distinguished Speakers) - Manchester
Kerry Steele
Co-Branch Chair & Mentoring support - Birmingham
Hannah Hiles
Head of Mentoring - Belfast
Samantha Carnley
Birmingham Lead and Co-Head of Mentoring
Ras Gohil
Mentoring Support
Stephanie Ogunjimi
Mentoring Support
Gwen Faure
Director of Talent Retention

Personal Excellence Programme

Gaya Chandrasekaran
Head of PEP - London
Ruth Armstong
Head of PEP and Scotland Lead
Grace Swinnerton
Co-Head of Development (PEP & Thought Leadership) - Manchester
Una Rooney
Head of Development - Belfast.

Memberships

Cristina Tamsa
Relationship Manager - London
Nicola Higgins
Co- Chair and Head of Mentoring & Relationship Manager - Manchester
Christina Stavrou
Director of Corporate Partnerships
Erika Mackie
Membership Data Analyst
Zoe Deady
Future Leaders Shadow Board and Memberships Committee
Nicky King
Head of Corporate Partnerships

Marketing & Partnerships

Julia Smith
Director of Marketing & Partnerships / Strategy Committee
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

Susan Monahan
Media Relations - Thought Leadership

Strategy

Rachel Joe
Strategy Advisor and Digital Networking Lead

Future Leaders Shadow Board

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 - Co-Head Future Leaders' Network
Monica Gupta
Future Leaders - Graduate Engagement Strategy
Zoe Deady
Future Leaders Shadow Board and Memberships Committee
Yulia Manyutina
Future Leaders Shadow Board - Strategy Committee
Rachel Seymour
Future Leaders Shadow Board Secretary.
Celia Price
Future Leaders Shadow Board and Governance Committee
Victoria Barber
Future Leader - Marketing & Partnerships (Maternity Cover)

Finance

Evie Vanezi
Chief Financial Officer
Katherine Lee
Deputy Chief Financial Officer

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