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
President
Noel Harwerth
Patron, since 2016
Elaine Meyrick
Director of Governance / Bristol Branch Board Member
Maria Dickson
Chief Operating Officer
Sally McFall
Director of Awards
Leigh Smyth
Director of Marketing/Partnerships & Thought Leadership
Manisha Dass
Director of Programmes
Liz Hughes
Director of Programmes
Cristina Chimenti
Chief Finance Officer
Cristina Serrano Saenz de Tejada
Director of Membership, since 2018
Laura Thorburn
Branch Chair Glasgow, since 2017
Joanne Seagrave
Branch Chair Edinburgh
Niamh Simms
Branch Chair Representative Edinburgh, since 2017
Jennie Koo
Branch Chair Birmingham

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
Susan Dean
Non-Executive Director of Citigroup Global Markets Limited

Birmingham Branch

Jennie Koo
Branch Chair Birmingham
Baljit Kaur
Birmingham Board Member
Tara Zutshi
Birmingham Board Member
Lisa Phillips
Birmingham Board Member
Laura Suffolk
Birmingham Board Member

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
Edinburgh Board Member / Edinburgh Corporate Liaision
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
Eilidh Black
Glasgow Board Member
Cheryl Stobo
Glasgow Board Member
Jenna Laws
Glasgow Board Member
Anne Biggart
Glasgow Board Member

Marketing, Partnerships and Thought Leadership

Leigh Smyth
Director of Marketing/Partnerships & Thought Leadership
Sophie Baldry
Head of Partnerships
Claire Alexander
Head of Marketing
Caroline Carruthers
Co Head of Thought Leadership
Julia Smith
Co Head of Thought Leadership

Corporate Liaison

Yvonne Irwin
Edinburgh Board Member / Edinburgh Corporate Liaision
Cristina Tamsa
Corporate Liaison - London
Lilia Ioannidou
Corporate Liaison - London
Kirstin Thompson
Corporate Liaison - London

London Networks

Fyona Knight
Co Head, London Networks
Sarah Sakkej
Co Head, London Networks

Mentoring

Jay Surti
Head of Mentoring , since 2016

Alumni

Tracy Jordan
Head of Alumni

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