Director of Mentoring & Development
Cheryl is Senior Managing Partner and Financial Services Sector lead at Gartner Consulting in EMEA, she is also Gartner Consulting Global Inclusion and Diversity lead and sits on the Gartners Global board for Women in Gartner.
She has more than 25 years of experience in IT, technology and cyber security, and has worked across multiple sectors, giving her a broad depth of understanding of the evolving and dynamic industry. During her career, she has led on the development of numerous technology and cyber-security strategies and has implemented complex transformation programmes including largescale risk and compliance programmes for global organisations. She has undertaken projects on information security, data security, technology, business continuity, data privacy, data protection and risk transformation and has been seconded for Two years as Global Head of IT Risk for large global bank.
She is a passionate supporter of Inclusion and Diversity; her objective is to facilitate the connection of current and future female executives in technology and financial organisations. To drive performance across the business and support the professional development in Women’s careers and diversity in the firms. She is seeking to drive the gender parity within the finance and technology community and is a mentor and coach to many individuals; she is a public speaker on the topic of diversion and inclusivity.
In her role as Director of Mentoring & Development for Women in Banking Finance, she is responsible for the oversight in the highly successful WIBF PEP (Personal Excellence Programme), a monthly Training and Development series of interactive workshops. She leads the team responsible for on-going Mentoring and the Development committee with the responsibility to support a number of the key WIBF activities including regional mentoring across WIBF member firms.