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
Chief Privacy Officer
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

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
Sally McFall
Director of Mentoring & Development
Liz Hughes
Director of Thought Leadership
Natalie Gill
Director of Membership
Jennie Koo
Branch Chair Representative / Strategy Committee
Stacy Lamb
Director of Communities & Networking
Evie Vanezi
Chief Financial Officer

Governance Commitee

Deborah Vickers
Chief Operating Officer / Strategy Committee
Stephanie Betts
Senior Member of the Governance Committee
Elsa Backdahl
Future Leaders Shadow Board - Governance
Evie Vanezi
Chief Financial Officer

Branch Heads

Nicola Russell
Branch Chair - Edinburgh
Jennie Koo
Branch Chair Representative / Strategy Committee
Joanne Hanley
Co Branch Chair - Birmingham
Victoria Pringle
Branch Chair - Glasgow
Barbara Escolme
Co- Branch Chair Manchester
Ruth Murphy
Co-Branch Chair - 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
Julie Goddard
Head of Development - Birmingham
Alina Jegorova
Birmingham Board Member
Nix Bhachu
Birmingham Board Member
Kerry Steele
Head of Mentoring - Birmingham

Bristol Branch

Dawn Webber
Committee Member -Bristol
Stephanie Egbe
Committee Member - Bristol
Marta Kurpickaja
Operations - Bristol

Edinburgh Branch

Nicola Russell
Branch Chair - Edinburgh
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

Glasgow Branch

Victoria Pringle
Branch Chair - Glasgow

Manchester Branch

Barbara Escolme
Co- Branch Chair Manchester
Ruth Murphy
Co-Branch Chair - Manchester
Leontia McArdle
Operations Manchester
Louisa Pollard
Event Support - Manchester
Louise Atkinson
Event Support - Manchester
Catherine Joynt
Committee Member - Manchester
Helen Chaplin
Treasurer - Manchester
Nathalie Connell
Networking, Future Leaders - Manchester
Nicola Higgins
Head of Mentoring - Manchester
Chantal Peters
Co-Head of Development (Hot Topics & Distinguished Speakers) - Manchester
Grace Swinnerton
Co-Head of Development (PEP & Thought Leadership) - Manchester

Belfast Branch

Megan O’Hara
Co Chair - Belfast
Clare McFarlane
Co Chair - Belfast

Communities & Networking

Stacy Lamb
Director of Communities & Networking
Fyona Knight
Head of Networking
Neeta Mundra
Head of Senior Business Leader’s Community
Rebecca O’Neill
Co Chair of Awards Alumni Network
Beverley Brown
Head of Female Entrepreneurs' Community
Chrisanna Martin
Head of Men As Allies

Mentoring & Development

Sally McFall
Director of Mentoring & Development
Vicky Zuiderent
Mentoring Programme and Women on Boards Lead. - Edinburgh
Eilidh Anderson
Future Leaders Shadow Board - PMO Mentoring
Ruth Armstong
Head of Development - Scotland
Julie Goddard
Head of Development - Birmingham
Nicola Higgins
Head of Mentoring - Manchester
Allison MacQuire
Head of Mentoring - London
Chantal Peters
Co-Head of Development (Hot Topics & Distinguished Speakers) - Manchester
Kerry Steele
Head of Mentoring - Birmingham
Isabelle Jarmin
Head of Communications - Mentoring & Development

Memberships

Natalie Gill
Director of Membership
Rachael Smith
Head of Individual Memberships
Louisa Pollard
Event Support - Manchester
Louise Atkinson
Event Support - Manchester
Elena Garcia Ruiz
Relationship Manager - London
Nolly Maseko
Future Leaders Shadow Board - Memberships
Miren- Edurne De Frutos
Relationship Manager - London
Kat Rae
Relationship Manager - Edinburgh
Christina Stavrou
Relationship Manager - London

Marketing & Partnerships

Julia Smith
Director of Marketing & Partnerships / Strategy Committee
Marion Nicolet
Head of Marketing
Odette Maher
Press Relations
Olivia Coyle
Communications/Marketing Manager
Helen Marsters
Digital/Content Manager
Chloe Wilson
Head of Partnerships

Thought Leadership

Liz Hughes
Director of Thought Leadership
Sophie Hutcherson
Head of Knowledge Hub
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
Renate Ridings
Head of Resources and Stakeholder Management - WIBF Jobs

Strategy

Alice Gaskell
Director of Strategy
Julia Smith
Director of Marketing & Partnerships / Strategy Committee
Deborah Vickers
Chief Operating Officer / Strategy Committee
Rachael Smith
Head of Individual Memberships
Joanne Hanley
Co Branch Chair - Birmingham
Neeta Mundra
Head of Senior Business Leader’s Community
Evie Vanezi
Chief Financial Officer
Oluchi Ikechi
Digital Transformation Rep
Maktuno Suit
Men As Allies Rep

WIBF Awards

Emma Kerr
Head of Awards

Future Leaders Shadow Board

Gabrielle Doyle
Co Chair of the Future Leaders Shadow Board
Rachel Harbers
Co Chair of the Future Leaders Shadow Board
Eilidh Anderson
Future Leaders Shadow Board - PMO Mentoring
Nolly Maseko
Future Leaders Shadow Board - Memberships
Elsa Backdahl
Future Leaders Shadow Board - Governance
Sarah Woodard
Future Leaders Shadow Board - Secretary
Chloe Hickey-Jones
Future Leaders Shadow Board - Thought Leadership
Monica Gupta
Future Leaders Shadow Board - WIBF Jobs

Finance

Evie Vanezi
Chief Financial Officer

Operations team

Deborah Vickers
Chief Operating Officer / Strategy Committee
Steve O’Donnell
Chief Technology Officer
Julie Carlile
Head of Tech Operations
Jackie Chatfield
Head of Operations
Lauren Hewitt
Operations Manager
Katharine Carleton
Operations Manager
Olivia Coyle
Communications/Marketing Manager
Helen Marsters
Digital/Content Manager