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

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.
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 / Founder Member of Strategy Committee
Sally McFall
Director of Awards
Caroline Carruthers
Co- Director of Thought Leadership
Liz Hughes
Co- Director of Thought Leadership
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
Stacy Lamb
Director of Communities & Networking
Tracy Watkinson
Head of 40th Anniversary Team
Cameron Atkinson
Director of WIBF Jobs

Branch Heads

Laura Bosworth
Branch Chair - Glasgow
Joanne Seagrave
Branch Chair - Edinburgh
Jennie Koo
Branch Chair Birmingham / Founder Member of Strategy Committee
Joanne Hanley
Co Branch Chair - Birmingham
Nathalie Connell
Co-Branch Chair Manchester
Barbara Escolme
Co- Branch Chair Manchester

Birmingham Branch

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

Bristol Branch

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

Edinburgh Branch

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

Glasgow Branch

Laura Bosworth
Branch Chair - Glasgow
Jenna Laws
Board Member - Glasgow
Anne Biggart
Board Member - Glasgow

Manchester Branch

Nathalie Connell
Co-Branch Chair Manchester
Barbara Escolme
Co- Branch Chair Manchester
Ruth Murphy
PEP Lead - Manchester
Raj Thind
PEP Lead Manchester
Leontia McArdle
Operations Manchester
Louisa Pollard
Relationship Manager - Manchester
Louise Atkinson
Relationship Manager - Manchester
Catherine Joynt
Committee Member - Manchester
Helen Chaplin
Treasurer - Manchester

Communities & Networking

Stacy Lamb
Director of Communities & Networking
Tracy Jordan
Head of Alumni Network
Fyona Knight
Head of Networking

Mentoring & Development

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

Memberships

Cristina Serrano Saenz de Tejada
Director of Membership
Rachael Smith
Head of Individual Memberships
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
Louisa Pollard
Relationship Manager - Manchester
Louise Atkinson
Relationship Manager - Manchester
Maria Akrivou
Relationship Manager - London

Marketing & Partnerships

Julia Smith
Director of Marketing & Partnerships / Founder Member of Strategy Committee
Sophie Baldry
Head of Partnerships
Odette Maher
Press Relations
Olivia Coyle
Communications/Marketing Manager
Helen Marsters
Digital/Content Manager
Floice Okenzo Omengo
Individual Events Feedback Analyst

Thought Leadership

Caroline Carruthers
Co- Director of Thought Leadership
Liz Hughes
Co- Director of Thought Leadership

WIBF Jobs

Cameron Atkinson
Director of WIBF Jobs
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 / Founder Member of Strategy Committee
Alex Cesar
Chief Technology Officer
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

Future Leaders Network

Jessica Ferreira
Co-Chair of the Future Leaders’ Network

WIBF 40th Anniversary Team

Tracy Watkinson
Head of 40th Anniversary Team
Susan Allen
40th Anniversary Team

Operations team

Maria Dickson
Chief Operating Officer / Founder Member of Strategy Committee
Alex Cesar
Chief Technology Officer
Jackie Chatfield
Head of Operations
Lauren Hewitt
Operations Manager
Katharine Carleton
Operations Manager
Olivia Coyle
Communications/Marketing Manager
Helen Marsters
Digital/Content Manager