9th Annual Celebration Lunch Souvenir Programme - Women in The ...


9th Annual Celebration Lunch Souvenir Programme - Women in The ...

promotes, recognises and rewards female talent

9th Annual

Celebration Lunch

Souvenir Programme

25 November 2011


Lunch prize

An exclusive evening for

you and up to 20 guests of

your choice at diptyque’s

Brook Street boutique.

You’ll be treated to

champagne and canapés,

sample and sniff all

diptyque’s wonderful

products, have the

opportunity to win a

prize draw and, of course,

you’ll receive a go-home

goody bag.


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A message from Gwen Rhys

Founder and CEO, Women in the City

I have just returned from a whistle-stop

visit to New York. Walking up Broadway

once again brought to mind my last visit

to the city, just before the turn of the

Millennium. Trudging through the 11

inches of snow that had fallen overnight,

I began to wonder if I would ever make it

back home for the festivities. As hardened

New Yorkers skied past me down 5th

Avenue, the spirit of the city struck me

like an avalanche. Indeed, by mid-day

snow-ploughs had completely cleared the

streets. It was impressive.

Attending the Stevie Women in

Business Awards was equally striking.

For weeks beforehand, I’d joked about

having “Booked the fight, reserved the

accommodation, bought my ticket and

written my acceptance speech. All that

was left was to buy the frock and bribe

the judges” – neither of which I did, by

the way.

Winning a Stevie in the Women Helping

Women category was a great honour.

However, when it came to it, my wellrehearsed

Oscar-style acceptance speech

was totally forgotten.

Yes – winning an award provides external

validation and raises one’s profile, but

crucially, it does so beyond one’s normal

sphere of influence. This is something

I know the winners of our Awards

Programme experience too.

Writing an award submission is always a

challenge. Thank goodness for Google!

Using it, I unearthed media coverage

we’d secured for Award Winners,

discovered features in magazines and

even some promotional material for the

very first Women in the City Lunch. Nearly

a decade’s worth of evidence of Women

in the City promoting, recognising and

rewarding female talent tumbled out of

the PC. It reminded me of all the hard

work put in by everyone involved in

Women in the City. The Stevie is for

you all.

With that said – there’s an even greater

challenge ahead … keeping up the good

work! I am confident, however, that

there’s a great deal of truth in the adage

“success breeds success.”





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Lunch Prize

Leading UK Genuine

DermaRoller trainer

Alison Telfer will treat

one lucky winner

to three Genuine


treatments brought to

you by ARC Aesthetic

Professionals new clinic

in the heart of the City

just two minutes from

Liverpool Street Station.



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Celebration Lunch Menu Wines

Hot Canapés

Cumberland sausages with grain mustard and rosemary dip

Thai spiced grilled chicken with fresh coconut chutney

Baked cashel blue and pear tarts with rocket pistou (v)

Roast tomato tart tatin with pesto and baby basil (v)

Cold Canapés

Tartare of salmon, shallots, capers and crème fraiche on toasted rye

Asian vegetable pancakes with chilli tamarind (v)

Main Course

Baked halibut

Served with bubble and squeak cakes, spinach with

thyme butter sauce and roasted carrots


Beetroot, mustard greens and feta rotollo (v)

Served with French beans, toasted walnuts, warm pesto dressing


Pomegranate soufflé

Served with toasted pine nut nougat, clementine ice cream,

clementine pulled caramel

Networking Culture Limited cannot guarantee that any produce on today’s menu is totally free

from nuts, nut derivatives or other ingredients to which guests may have a serious allergic reaction.

Prosecco Spumante Brut Organic

This wine is prepared using Prosecco

grapes. It is the result of natural

fermentation. The FRIZZANTE (sparkling)

variety combines the delicacy of the

scents with the freshness of the taste,

intensified by the carbon dioxide.

Byodinamic principles are followed for

the cultivation of the grapes for this

wine. This enables it to take advantage

of the unique characteristics of the soil.

Pinot Grigio Veneto Organic

This wine is obtained through a process

of soft pressing of the grapes and static

decantation of the must. The Pinot

Grigio is a wine with a great personality

and versatility; its bouquet is intense and

has notes of ripe fruit; the taste is dry,

harmonious, full and persistent.

Spumante Pinot Grigio Rose Organic

This wine is obtained from Pinot Grigio

grape. It has a fruity and well balanced

taste. The bouquet is fruity, elegant and

fresh with scents of rose grapefruit. Its

colour is unique: a light, brilliant,

refined rose.

Wines supplied by Monfino


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Lunch Prize

A long weekend in a

Jaguar. Choose from the

XJ, the all new luxury

saloon; the XK a twoseater

with outstanding

performance or the

award-wining XF fusing

sports car styling and

performance with

executive saloon features.


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She is a Member of the Competition

Commission, a non-executive director of

Veolia Water Central Ltd, a trustee of

Raleigh International and chairs the Chelsea

Opera Group.

Fiona is an Alderman in the City of London

and past President of the Law Society of

England and Wales. She served as Sheriff of

the City of London for the year 2010/11.

She was awarded a senior fellowship at

Harvard University in 2001/2 and a CBE for

Fiona Woolf CBE

Keynote Speaker

Fiona Woolf is a lawyer with CMS Cameron McKenna and

has built an innovative practice advising over 30 governments

and the World Bank on reforms to attract investment into

the infrastructure and energy sectors, covering regulation,

market implementation and project finance.

her contribution to the UK knowledge

economy and invisible earnings in 2002.

Fiona now specialises in regional energy

projects (particularly in post-conflict areas) and

is currently advising the World Bank on a

transmission line project across four countries

in West Africa. She is also busy with her

on-going roles as Alderman in the City of

London, as a Governor of the Guildhall School

of Music and Drama and as a member of the

Council of the London Regiment.





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Greeting Team

We thank the members of our

volunteer Greeting Team made

up of students and young


Chandni Sood LLB (Hons)

Allen & Overy, Team Leader

Joy Agber BA HRM

Clare Armstrong

Final Year Undergraduate, UCL

Abbey Grocott

6th Form Student,

Ashlawn School Rugby

Sana Naman

Final Year Undergraduate,

Westminster University

Melissa Nunes BA (Cantab) CII


Agriculture Student,

Moulton College, Northampton

And the not so young

Alison Wilson

If you know a young person

who’d benefit from being

part of our Greeting Team,

please let us know. It’s a

great way to develop social

and team working skills and

gives opportunities to meet

motivating, inspirational and

influential women – a great start

to their professional careers.

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Lunch Prize

Look the part whatever

your role with a two piece

suit from T.M. Lewin and

a week’s worth of shirts

to complete the outfit.

Our Women’s ranges are

made with all the care and

expertise that comes from

over 100 years of “Dressing

the City”.


Annual Celebration Lunch 2011


11.30 Mix and Mingle Reception

13.00 Welcome Gwen Rhys, Founder & CEO Women in the City

• Presentations to the Woman of Achievement Category Award Winners by

representatives of the Category Award Sponsors

Heidrick & Struggles – Built Environment

Lusso – Facilities Management

University of Chicago Booth School of Business – Financial Services

Bluefin – Insurance

Patients Know Best – Medicine/Healthcare

Google – Technology

• Grace


• Toasts

15.30 Close

• Keynote Speaker:

Alderman Fiona Woolf CBE, Partner CMS Cameron McKenna LLP

• Presentation to the 2011 Future Leaders Award Winner,

Leire Jimenez by Amanda Blanc, CEO AXA Commercial and Winner of the

2008 Woman of Achievement Award

• Announcement of and Presentation to the 2011 Woman of Achievement

Award Winner by Gwen Rhys, Founder & CEO Women in the City

Lunch Prize Draw

The candle holder on your place-setting is a gift from Women in the City.

Please take it home with you as a memento of the occasion.

Recognising achievement.

At Talent Partners, we are proud to be associated with the Women in the City


As the retained executive search arm of Talent2 International, we are

specialists in Board, Executive Management and top-tier leadership search.

Our focus, quite simply, is on delivering the best person

for the job.

We work with clients across all

major industry sectors

including FTSE100,

multinational corporations,

mid-cap and start up

companies and

government bodies.

Clients benefit

from our experience,

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and commitment,




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Celebrating talent.

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Prizes and gifts

Women in the City thanks the

numerous companies that have

provided award prizes, guest

prizes and other gifts for its

events throughout the year.

WIC Team

Marianne Bosak

Programme Manager,

Women in the City

Roger Hacker

Consultant, Women in the City

Peter Rawlinson

CIO, Networking Culture Ltd

Spencer Harvey

Lone Creative

Harriet Subramanian


Working with Women

in the City

If your organisation would

like to partner with Women in

the City, sponsor our awards

programme or other initiatives,

become a media sponsor,

advertise on our website or

in our publications, provide

prizes and gifts for our events

please call us on 0704 404

7407 or contact Gwen Rhys on


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Future Leaders Award

This award recognises the

achievements to date and

the leadership potential of

fast-track women in the early

stages of their career.

Award winners are

exceptional. At a relatively

young age, they are making

a contribution beyond their

functional, technical or

specialist area; are committed

to their personal and

professional development and

have a heightened sense of

self-awareness. Nominations

for 2012 Award open in

March. Sponsorship

opportunities available.

Women in the City


The newly formed WIC

Foundation will “enable

individuals to make better

informed and more

aspirational career choices”.

With financial support from

AXA Commercial, Bradshaw

Property Associates, MITIE

Client Services, Ryland House

Galleries and Major Rowena

Patrick, we’ll shortly select

our pilot projects.

To learn more and contribute

to the Foundation’s work visit


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Future Leaders Award


After joining MAPFRE in 2005, Leire led key projects

including, new sector entry strategies, acquisitions and

joint ventures that have transformed the profile of the

company in the UK. She has also worked to change

operational procedures, network management and cost

control to increase quality of service and profitability.

Leire now heads the Travel Insurance

commercial division of MAPFRE and is

responsible for sales, account management

and profitability of this business line. In this

role she supervises the integration of a

newly acquired company and its existing

clients, supports the cultural change

Sponsored by

Academic Sponsor

Nominated by Stephanie Coulter, Head of Marketing MAPFRE ASISTANCE

required to fulfil the company’s vision,

negotiates contracts and develops

pioneering insurance products.

Beyond her work in the UK, Leire is

involved in business acquisition

internationally, generating opportunities

across the EMEA region, leading pan-

European tenders, delivering training

programmes for senior managers and

representing the company at industry

events and conferences as a speaker.

Leire Jimenez


Winning an award that recognises and

promotes female talent in the City is a real

honour. Awards like this provide visibility for

women in business and give them real

inspiration and encouragement to develop

their leadership skills and reach for the top.

The support I have received since winning

the award has been fantastic; it has given

me the opportunity to meet some hugely

talented business-people who provide a real

inspiration and help me develop my

potential alongside the benefits of the

Cranfield Accelerated Talent Development


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Lunch prize

With a £100 voucher to

dine in the magnificent

restaurant at London’s

landmark hotel, The

Grosvenor, Grand Imperial

London, the lucky winner

will experience Head Chef

Leung’s exquisite dishes

that combine the freshest

ingredients, the best of

Cantonese tradition and

a dash of culinary flair to

create something truly



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Woman of Achievement Award – Main Judging Panel

Chair of Judging Panel

Prof Susan Vinnicombe, OBE, MA, PhD, MCM, FRSA

Susan’s research interests are women’s leadership styles, issues involved in women developing

their managerial careers and gender diversity on corporate boards. Her Research Centre based at

Cranfield University, School of Management is unique in the UK and is the UK’s premier research

resource on women directors. It publishes the annual Female FTSE 100 Index.

Jacey Graham

Jacey is a Director of Brook Graham Limited, a specialist global Diversity & Inclusion firm whose

clients are large multi-national companies. Before co-founding the business in 2004, she was

head of Diversity Strategy at Shell, and spent 20 years in financial services in the City, holding

various corporate HR roles, including head of Executive Succession for Lloyds TSB.

Karina Robinson

Karina is the co-founder of Robinson Hambro Ltd, focusing on Board Search and providing

chairman advisory services. She co-led Saxton Bampfylde’s Board Practice, advising on nonexecutive

appointments. She was Senior Editor of The Banker magazine (Karina’s Kolumn).

Concurrently, she was the International Herald Tribune’s banking columnist. She is the Chair

of the London School of Economics Mentoring Committee.

Hilary Sears

Hilary had a 25 year career in Executive Search and Leadership Assessment, followed by a

secondment to the Cabinet Office, before going plural. She is now Chairman Elect of the MS

Society, Chairman of KIDS, and Deputy Chairman of the Advisory Board for Cranfield School of

Management. She has qualified as an Executive Coach, and has co-authored 3 research reports

on FTSE 100 women directors, Chairmen and NEDs.

Chris Seow

Christopher is Director of Executive Education and Principal Lecturer at Royal Docks Business

School, UEL, Honorary Visiting Fellow at Cass Business School and consultant to several leading

organisations. A committed advocate for management excellence and strengthened links

between academia and business, he is Vice-President of the City of London Branch of the

Chartered Management Institute, Freeman of the Worshipful Company of World Traders

and a Fellow of the RSA.

Cleo Thompson

A Nottingham University graduate, Cleo has enjoyed a successful career in communications,

IT project management and diversity, acquired through senior roles with NatWest,

PricewaterhouseCoopers, Credit Suisse and RBS. She is now the recently appointed Global

Head of Diversity and Inclusion for top ASX listed engineering services firm WorleyParsons.

Woman of Achievement – Category Endorsers Judging Panel


Penny Bickerstaff

Board Member ICAEW

Sharron Gunn

Director, Members Services, ICAEW

Helen Stevens

Faculty of Finance & Management, ICAEW

Built Environment

Carol Bell

Senior Project Manager,

Robson Low Francis LLP

Jamie Page

Principal, Head of Construction Practice,

Heidrick & Struggles

Lisa-Jane Risk

Chairman, South East Branch,

The Association of Women In Property

Facilities Management

Paul Hurren

Managing Director, Lusso

Simon Iatrou

Editor, FMJ magazine

Fiona Perrin

Managing Director, HSS Hire Service Group

Louise Rushmer

Strategy & Estate Manager, RSA and 2009

Women of Achievement FM Category Winner

Mary Taffler

Secretary, FMA

Debra Ward

Vice-Chair, FMA

Financial Services

Lisa Buckingham OBE

Editor, Financial Mail on Sunday

Colleen Harris MVO

Colleen Harris Associates

David Hicks

Partner, KPMG

Angela Knight CBE

Chief Executive, British Bankers’ Association

Arnold Longboy

Managing Director, Executive Education and

External Relations - EMEA, The University of

Chicago Booth School of Business


Allison Potts

Institute Secretary, Insurance Institute of London

Amanda Blanc

Chief Executive, AXA Commercial and 2008

Woman of Achievement Winner

Lynn Rouse

Editor, Post Magazine


Dr Mohammed Al-Ubaydli

CEO, Patients Know Best

Liz Campbell

Director, Wellbeing of Women

Dr Fiona Cornish

President Elect, Medical Women’s Federation

Dr Jenny Dean

Executive Director, Centre for Health Leadership

and Enterprise, Cambridge Judge Business School


Maggie Berry

Managing Director, Women in Technology;

Freeman, WICT

Margaret Hollendoner

Product Manager, Google

Kerri Mansfield JP

Project Management Office, Deutsche Bank;

Court Liveryman, WICT

Jonathan Soar

Master, Worshipful Company of Information

Technologists (WCIT)

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shoes with Upper

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has an offer code in their

envelope which will win

them a pair of their own

personally designed shoes.

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Lunch Prize

Enjoy five nights in a Suite

with two complimentary

90-minutes Spa sessions at

one of the six Riads in the

Angsana Riads Collection,



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Woman of Achievement



Leading global and European teams, Pamela works within

Financial Services Audit providing services to some of the

world’s largest banking institutions.

Pamela joined KPMG in 1989 making

partner in 2005. She has undertaken two

international secondments: 7 months in

Melbourne, 2001 and two years in Chicago


In her role as People Partner she leads the

people agenda, driving the implementation

of strategic areas including talent

Sponsored by

Endorsed by

management and career development,

performance management and diversity and

inclusion. She is also a member of the

Financial Services Audit Leadership Team.

A big football fan, Pamela is often at

Stamford Bridge on a Saturday with her

family, 13 year old twin sons and an 8 year

old daughter.

Pamela supports the firm’s CSR activities and

in particular one of the local primary

schools. Next week she is speaking to a

group of sixty 6, 7 and 8 year olds.

Pamela McIntyre

Partner, Financial Services Audit Practice, KPMG

Nominated by Alexandra Dean, Manager, Diversity and Inclusion Team KPMG LLP

Winning this award is a huge personal

achievement but more importantly it sends

a very clear message to all the talented

women I work with that the women’s

agenda is at the forefront of everyone’s

thinking and it is getting the profile it

rightly deserves.

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Delegate List

CEO Patients Know Best

Partner Saffery Champness

Business Consultant and

HR Specialist 1st October

Consulting Limited

Partner Accenture

Director Active Operations

Management International

Director Aedas

Finance Director Ageas Protect

Director Alexander Charles

Aviation Liability Underwriter

Allianz Global Corporate &


Executive Vice President, Human

Resources Amey Group plc

Claims Manager Amlin UK

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Group Risk Control Manager

Arcadia Group

Account Director, Healthcare &

Lifesciences Armstrong Craven

Director Armstrong Craven

Managing Director Association

for Financial Markets in Europe

Head of Personal Injury AWD

Chase de Vere

Head of legal and compliance

AXA Assistance UK

Branch Manager - London

AXA Insurance

Branch Underwriting Manager

AXA Insurance

CEO - AXA Commercial AXA


Head of Strategic Relationships

AXA Insurance

Strategic Projects Director AXA


Head of OD/Cultural

Transformation AXA UK &

Shared Services

Chief People Office, Construction

UK Balfour Beatty Group

Head of FX Prime Brokerage

Sales EMEA Bank of America

Merrill Lynch

Head of Barclaycard Commercial

Management Barclays

Director, Technology Barclays


Managing Director, Commodities

Barclays Capital

Project Manager Barclays


Technology Resourcing Partner

Barclays Capital

Director, Loan Syndicate

Barclays Corporate

Equities IT COO EMEA,

Barclays Corporate

Head of Finance & Performance

Analytics Barclays Corporate

Managing Director, Head of

Professional Services Barclays


Contact Centre Transormation

Leader Barclays GRB

Senior Executive Barclays GRB

Head of Process Improvement

Barclays UK Retail Banking

Consultant Interventional

Radiologist Basingstoke and

North Hampshire Foundation

Hospital Trust

Partner Blake Lapthorn

t. 0207 438 1060 www.gannons.co.uk

Woman of Achievement

Built Environment


Her responsibilities include the London office, the public

sector team, creative review and global knowledge.

Sarah left Cambridge University at the

height of the recession in the early 90’s and

so moved to New York to begin her career in

Architecture. She subsequently returned to

London and after a spell at EWA moved to

Aedas then known as Abbey Hanson Rowe,

a predominantly UK focused practice. It has

since grown to be one of the largest

independently owned practices in the world.

Sponsored by Endorsed by

When Sarah joined there were 15 staff in

London and this has since grown to over

100 staff. As well as designing and

delivering buildings, Sarah has developed

and leads the education and public sector

team in London, she sits on the London

Board, the UK creative team, is spearheading

the global knowledge initiative with Asia

and helps manage the office. She is an RIBA

client advisor specialising in educational

facilities, speaks at conferences and

participates in Judging panels.

She is also a mum to two lively boys, Zac (9)

and Dylan (3).

Sarah Williams

Director, Aedas

Nominated by Jennifer Black, HR Manager, Aedas

I believe that women can contribute

enormously to the profession of architecture

and the construction industry and it’s

important that we champion a younger

generation of women to help them achieve

this. These awards will help to raise and

promote the importance of women

achieving senior positions in our industry

and I am delighted to be part of it.

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Delegate List

Chartered Insurance Practitioner

Bluefin Insurance Services


Divisional Director Bluefin

Insurance Services Limited

Divisional Director, Head of

Compliance Central Functions

Brewin Dolphin Ltd

Head of Delegated U/W

Management Brit Insurance

Programme Lead Human

Resources & Communications -

Solvency II BUPA

Director Business Junction

Operations Director Catlin

Marketing Director CH & Co

Head of Corporate Services

Channel 4 Television

Director of Human Resources

Channel4 Television

Executive Assistant to Director

of Human Resources Channel4


PA to Julie Kortens Channel4


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Learning & Development

Manager Charles Stanley

Learning and Development

Manager Chaucer

Head of Business Process

Improvement EMEA O&T

Citigroup O&T

Vice-President City of London

Branch, Chartered Management


Partner Clifford Chance LLP

Business Change Manager

Close Brothers

Divisional HR Business Partner

Close Brothers

General Counsel Close


Group Head of Corporate

Development Close Brothers

Head of HR, Banking Division

Close Brothers

Managing Director Close


Operations Manager Close


Programme Director Close


Chief Executive, Commercial

Division Banking Close

Commercial Finance

Partner CMS Cameron

Mckenna LLP

Director of Compass Financial

Management Compass

Financial Management LLP

Senior Associate Cooke, Young

& Keidan

Associate Cooke, Young &

Keidan LLP

Director Corona Consulting

Professor of Organisational

Behaviour & Diversity


Cranfield School of Management


Client Services Manager CTP

Director, Investment CTP

Director, Retail CTP

Operations Director CTP

Retail Director CTP

Commercial Analyst


Project Management Office

Deutsche Bank

Investment & Acquisitions

Manager Dorchester Ground

Rent Management

Associate Director Duncan


Marketing Executive Duncan


Managing Director Duncan

Lawrie Offshore Services

Barrister DWF LLP

Director of Clinical Services


Director of People Investment


Founding Partner and

Consultant DWF LLP

Managing Partner DWF LLP

Partner DWF LLP

Woman of Achievement

Facilities Management


Managing a team of 100+, Julie Kortens is responsible for

Facilities Management, Real Estate, CSR, Business Continuity

and Internal Communications.

After graduating with a BA in Languages

and Business Studies, Julie worked in

Brussels for 2 years before returning to the

UK and embarking on a successful

HR career.

Julie held a variety of roles, ranging from

generalist HR to specialist reward and

benefits. She is a qualified CIPD member,

holds an MA in Employment Strategy.

Sponsored by Endorsed by

Julie Kortens

Head of Corporate Services, Channel 4 Television

Nominated by Debra Ward, Managing Director, MITIE Client Services

She is also a qualified coach and MBTI


At Channel 4, Julie’s role expanded to

assume responsibility for office services and

in 1998 she was promoted to Head of FM,

a role which developed considerably.

Julie won the BIFM FM of the Year (2010),

an award that reflected her passion for FM,

people and their welfare. Julie is also Deputy

Chair of BIFM’s Women in FM special

interest group.

Julie is happily married to a Marine

Consultant and has a 19 year old son.

She enjoys most sports but is a regular

swimmer and avid football fan.

I am extremely proud to be recognised for

this Award and hope it provides inspiration

to other women to take full advantage

of the myriad of opportunities the FM

profession offers. I look forward to sharing

my experience and offering support and

guidance to others.

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Delegate List

Head of Claims Eldon


Senior Manager Technical Claims

Eldon Insurance

CEO Elite Resolutions Ltd

Executive Secretary Facilities

Management Association

Counsel Farrar’s Building

Head of Location Strategy

FICC Technology

Editor FMJ

Partner Forsters Solicitors

Owner Fresh Design &

Marketing Ltd

Director Fresh Skies Ltd

IDM & German Transformation

Manager Friends Life Group

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Internatonal Ops Mgr Friends

Provident International

Head of Mortgages & General

Insurance Department FSA


Commercial Leader GE Capital

General Counsel, GE Corporate

Finance Bank SAS GE Capital

HR Leader GE Capital

HR Manager Finance & Risk

EMEA GE Capital

Legal Counsel UK GE Capital

MD Deposits UK GE Capital

Operational Controller GE


Quality Leader GE Capital

CFO and GEWN Leader UK GE

Energy Services

Managing Director GER


EA to Managing Director Gibb

Consultancy Ltd

Managing Directior Gibb

Consultancy Ltd

Head of Agency Finance

Global Aerospace

Business Development Director

Go Native

Trust Solicitor Great Ormond

Street Hospital for Children NHS


Partner GSC Solicitors

Large Loss Claims Manager

Hastings Direct

Client Services Manager Healix

Global Sector Leader, Media,

Entertainment & Digital

Heidrick & Struggles

Head of Construction & Real

Estate UK Heidrick & Struggles

Head of Supply Chain UK

Heidrick & Struggles

Vice President of Place

Herman Miller

Head of Office Services - London

Hogan Lovells LLP

BPO Business Development

Executive HP

Diversity & Inclusion Specialist

HSBC Global Markets

Marketing Director HSS Hire

Service Group

Providing luxury crafted

gifts to the corporate world

and the gift market

Telephone 020 81271387 hello@monfino.com www.monfino.com

Woman of Achievement

Financial Services


Jenny Knott

Chief Executive Officer, Standard Bank Plc and Corporate and Investment Banking International

Jenny Knott is the Chief Executive Officer for Standard

Bank Plc, responsible for all banking operations, legal

entities and businesses outside the African continent.

Jenny joined Standard Bank in December 2007

and was appointed to her current role as CEO

in October 2010.

Her focus is developing the Group’s franchise,

building relationships with Clients, key

stakeholders, employees and the wider

communities in which the Group operates.

Jenny’s current role spans a wide international

geography, ranging across the Americas, Asia,

Sponsored by Endorsed by

Nominated by Nicki Auret, Head of HR, CIB International, Standard Bank

The Middle East, Jersey, London and The Isle

of Man.

Success depends critically on communicating

effectively, building strategic relationships and

driving change during a challenging time in

the global economy. To lead change Jenny

continuously assess the dynamic environment

in which the Group operates and ensures

that the Client solutions, operating platform

and employees are all aligned to the overall

strategic objectives of the wider Group.

Jenny is a strong believer in corporate and

social responsibilities and believes that all

businesses should meet internal and external

stakeholder expectations of those broader

communities in which the Group operates.

Jenny is a Fellow of the Association of

Chartered Certified Accountants, Institute

of Directors and the Chartered Institute of

Securities and Investments.

This is a really super accolade for all my

colleagues in the Bank; they are really proud

to work for an institution that values and

supports diversity and talent. I am thrilled to

be honoured for my mentoring principles and

proud that SBG has been acknowledged in

this way.

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Delegate List

Director, Member Services


Faculty of Finance &

Management ICAEW

Senior Commercial Partnerships

Executive ICAEW

Director Interim Women

VP & General Manager, Heating

Controls EMEA Invensys


Director Investec

Business Development Manager

It’s The Agency

Managing Director JJ


Partner Judge Sykes Frixou

Chairman KIDS

Active Underwriter Kiln Life

Syndicate 308

Partner Kingston Smith LLP &

South East Committee Women

in Property

Brand Manager knomo

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Director KPMG LLP

Manager Diversity and Inclusion


Partner KPMG LLP

Senior Manager KPMG LLP

Managing Director LaiPeters


Director Lawson Dodd

Group General Counsel

Liverpool Victoria

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

London Bridge Hospital

Managing Director Longstaff


Director of Operations Lusso

Managing Director Lusso

Business Development M

Moser Associates Limited

Solicitor Mackrell Turner


Business Development Executive


Account Executive Mapfre


Events Co-ordinator MAPFRE


Head of B2B (Travel & Leisure)


Managing Director MAPFRE



Recruitment and Training

Specialist Markel International

Director Mazars

Partner Mazars

Joint Head of Legal Services

Division MDDUS

President Medical Women’s


Director of Business

Development MetLife

Assurance Ltd

Program Manager MetLife

Assurance Ltd

NED and Chair of Audit

Committee MGM Advantage

Managing Director MITIE

Client Services

Managing Director Monfino

Operations Manager


Head of HR Munich Re

Chief Executive NHS

Practitioner Health Programme

Premises and Facilities Director

Olswang LLP

General Manager Optimum


Advisory Board Member

Patients Know Best


PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd

Deputy Head of Operations


Group Director PRP Archtiects


Director Pure Event Hospitality

& Management Ltd

Group Head of Human Resources

R J Kiln & Co. Limited

Woman of Achievement

Insurance Services


Claire is a City insurance lawyer, heads up DWF’s

International Claims Team and was a founding Partner

of DWF’s London office.

Claire commenced her legal training with

Beachcroft LLP, and subsequently worked

at Barlow Lyde & Gilbert and Davies Lavery

(now Kennedys). In 2008 she co-founded

the London office for national law firm DWF

and has been at the forefront of the office’s

extraordinary growth. Claire specialises in

cross-border disputes for insurers worldwide

and is recognised in Legal 500 and

Sponsored by Endorsed by

Chambers & Partners as one of the UK’s

leading insurance lawyers.

Claire enjoys developing and mentoring

women in business, and was a founding

member of DWF’s Women in Business

Network. She spearheads a “Dress for

Success” female community charity initiative

and supports the work of Brokerage Citylink,

which inspires students from deprived inner

city boroughs to consider careers in the City.

Claire Bowler

Partner, Insurance Group, DWF LLP Solicitors

Nominated by Tyrone Jones, Head of Values & CSR, DWF

These awards recognise the immense

contribution of senior level women in

business and I am therefore delighted

and very honoured to win this award.

Developing opportunities for women in

business is key for me and I hope this

will encourage and inspire others

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Delegate List

Associate Solicitor Radcliffes

Le Brasseur

Director of Training Rathbones

Chief Risk Officer, Non Core

Division, APS & GRG RBS

Partner Reynolds Porter

Chamberlain LLP

Senior Project Manager Rider

Levett Bucknall

Senior Project Manager

Robinson Low Francis LLP

Chair Royal College of General


Director of Policy &

Communication Royal College

of General Practitioners

EA to Chair of Council, RCGP

Royal College of General


Director, Brand and Internal

Communications Royal

London Group

Director of Facilities RPC LLP

Strategy & Estate Manager

RSA Group

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Managing Director Sapphire


Learning and Development

Specialist Skandia

Group HR Director Smith and


HR Director Smith and


Global Account Director


Partner Speechly Bircham LLP

Solicitor Speechly Bircham LLP

Director of Facilities UK &

Europe Squire, Sanders &

Dempsey (UK) LLP

Partner St. James’s Place

Wealth Management

Chief Executive Standard Bank

Executive Assistant Standard


Global Markets Chief Operating

Officer Standard Bank

Head of HR Standard Bank

Strategic Finance Development

Manager Standard Bank

Marketing Manager Standard


International Learning &

Development Manager Starr


General Manager - Travel

Insurance Staysure

Managing Director - Travel

Insurance Staysure

Business Development Manager

T M Lewin

Head - European Financial

Services Practice Talent


Sector Head - Global Financial

Services Talent Partners

Associate Director - Private

Practice Taylor Root

Client Services Manager


Managing Director Templars

Public Relations

Executive Director The

Association of Women in Property

Area Marketing Manager - UK

South The Chartered Insurance


Media Officer The Elders


Develpment Manager, Member

Services The Institute of

Chartered Accountants

Owner Director The Net-Work

Meetings Limited The-Women’s-


Head of Commercial

Management The SR Group

Associate Director, External

Relations and Executive Education,

EMEA The University of Chicago

Booth School of Business

Chair The-Women’s-Insurance-


Head of Operations Thomson

Reuters (Enterprise Risk

Management Division)

Risk Management Sales

Specialist Thomson Reuters

(Enterprise Risk Management


Woman of Achievement

Medicine & Healthcare


Dr Clare Gerada MBE FRCP FRCGP MRCPsych

Chair of Council, Royal College of General Practitioners

Nominated by Paul Welch, IT Consultant and Deborah Oliver, Director of Policy & Communications, Royal College of General Practitioners

The Chair of Council provides the strategic, academic

and political leadership of the Royal College of General


Dr Clare Gerada is the first female Chair of

the RCGP in 50 years, daughter of Dr Anthony

Gerada, who arrived in the UK in 1964, Clare

vividly remembers accompanying him on home

visits and being inspired by him.

Clare trained in medicine, then psychiatry before

becoming a GP. Her training in psychiatry led to

a life-long interest in managing drug users – and

she represented

Sponsored by Endorsed by

the Department of Health (England) advising the

Maltese Government on their drug policy. She has

held a number of national leadership positions,

including Director of Primary Care for the National

Clinical Governance Team and Senior Medical

Advisor to the Department of Health.

Clare is a Member of Royal College of

Psychiatrists, Fellow of Royal College of General

Practitioners and finally, was awarded a

Fellowship of Royal College of Physicians in 2008.

Clare was awarded an MBE in the Millennium

Birthday Honours for services to medicine and

substance misuse.

I am absolutely delighted to have won.

As the first female Chair of the Royal College of

General Practitioners for more than fifty years,

and the Chair of the RCGP’s first predominantly

female leadership team, I am truly honoured to

be involved in this event recognising the massive

achievements made – in all sectors – by women.

This award is recognition not only of my work,

but of the tireless hard work and support of my

colleagues, friends and family who over the years

have helped me get to where I am. Thank you.

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Delegate List

Professor of Clinical Education

UCLH NHS Foundation Trust

Managing Director, Executive

Education and External Relations

- EMEA University of Chicago

Booth School of Business

Finance Director, Europe

Vanguard Asset Management

Chief Operating Officer Virgin

Management Ltd

Facilities Finance & Contracts

Manager Visa Europe

Senior Marketing Manager

Visa Europe

Vice President, Human

Resources, EMEA Warner Bros.

Entertainment UK Ltd

Associate Weightmans LLP

Contacting Delegates

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Partner Weightmans LLP

Partner in Healthcare Law

Weightmans LLP

Director Wellbeing of Women

Senior HR Manager, Western

Europe Western Union

Payment Services Ireland Ltd -

UK Branch

President Women in Banking

and Finance

Director Women in Technology

Consultant Women in the City

Founder & CEO Women in the


Master Worshipful Company

of Information Technologists

Associate Wragge & Co LLP

Director Wragge & Co LLP

Partner Wragge & Co LLP

Head of Relations Xchanging

Head of Claims Zenith


Senior Negotiator Zenith


Head of Forensic and Litigation

Support Services Zolfo Cooper

Senior Associate Zolfo Cooper

Chartered Insurer, Catastrophic

Injury Technician, UK Claims

Zurich Insurance

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Woman of Achievement



Susie Weston is a Senior Programme Manager in Barclays

Capital Technology. She has a track record of delivering

change programmes across the organisation.

Susie runs the IT programme to integrate a

number of systems across Barclays Capital

and Barclays Corporate and support the

business processes that are shared or are

using shared platforms

Susie has worked in technology functions

after graduating from Brookes University,

initially in manufacturing and thereafter in

financial services.

Sponsored by Endorsed by

Three years ago Susie set up the EMEA

Women in Technology organisation within

Barclays Capital and has led a working

group to run a number of initiatives to

help with the recruitment, retention and

promotion of women in the Technology

department. These initiatives have included

graduate recruitment changes, a maternity

buddy scheme, mentoring, and spotlight

and networking events that offer employees

the opportunity to meet senior role models

to allow women to build out their network

across Technology.

Susie Weston

Director, Technology, Barclays Capital

To be recognised by Women in the City is a

real honour. It has further strengthened my

motivation to keep working to help recruit,

retain and promote women in technology

functions. I hope this award inspires others

to do the same. My achievements would not

have been possible without a great team

working with me to create opportunities for

women in technology, so this award is for all

of them too.

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