Meet your WiAS mentors
DAN KRAMERChief Executive Officer,JAID
CultureFinding and using your voice.
JUDE NICOLCustomer Services Director,Embark Group
CultureBuilding a successful team with apositive culture
RANILA RAVI-BURSLEMIntermediary Distribution Director, Embark Group
Sales, Distributionand ProductBuilding an effectivedistribution model
KATE WEBBERHead of Product Strategy,Northern Trust
Sales, Distribution and ProductBuilding a careerin product
PAULA KENEECOO of Capital Markets,Northern Trust
Sales, Distribution and ProductAsset Servicing and Career Guidance.
TERRI VAN PRAAGHChief Operating Officer,Global Funds Services, UKNorthern Trust
Sales, Distribution and ProductDeveloping a strong operations career
EMMA NAPIERConsultancy Director,NextWealth
Sales, Distribution and ProductBuilding an effectivesales strategy
KATE MONSERRATEDirector,Simplify Consulting
Change / ConsultancyTransformationalchange and RiskManagement
CARL WOODWARDDirector,Simplify Consulting
Change / ConsultancyBusiness Architecture and Strategy
KOMAL PATELHead of Change,Embark Group
Change / ConsultancyDelivering effective changemanagement
POPPY FOXInvestor Director,Quilter Cheviot Ltd
Soft SkillsExpanding your networkand how to spot job opportunities.
ANA JORDANGroup General Counseland Company Secretary,Embark Group
Soft SkillsHow to build a strong stakeholder network.
PAUL CHAPMANManaging Director,Hornby Chapman
Soft SkillsBeing ready for a new role, CV preparation and interview techniques
JAYNE BROWNLead Consultant,Simplify Consulting
Soft SkillsBuilding youroperational expertise.
Soft SkillsNavigating entryinto leadership.
KIRSTY WORGANChief Commercial Officer,GBST
Soft SkillsBuilding a career inbusiness development.
AMIRA NORRISCo-founder ofThe Mentor Standard
Soft SkillsPay rises, promotions,and career fulfilment.
GLEN TOWNSENDHead of Oversight and Operations,Caceis
Acquisitions & MergersDelivering large-scale businessacquisitions and mergers
WiAS is excited to launch its mentor matching initiative. Building on the concept of our Speed Mentoring event we ran in 2022, feedback from attendees was that sometimes, a couple of sessions with the right mentor can really help navigate the next step in their career.
Rather than a long relationship with a mentee, we want to be able to set up short bursts of conversation tied to a specific theme, where the mentors are the experts. The short burst might be a coffee or a virtual meeting, usually no longer than an hour of time focused on an outcome.
We have reached out to our wider WiAS network and brought together a selection of experienced contacts from across the financial services industry, all of whom have a particular specialism.
How it works
After you’ve reviewed the available mentors and you have chosen who you would like to connect with, you need to drop us an email with your name, the mentor’s name and what you are looking to achieve with their help.
We will then review any requests and organise for you to be connected to arrange a suitable time to meet. It’s as simple as that!
Nominate a mentor
You can help us increase our mentor list by nominating someone who has inspired you with their guidance and advice and you feel would make a valuable addition to the WiAS mentor family. Drop us an email with their details.
We will be adding new mentors during the year to extend the areas of specialisms. If there is an area you are interested in which isn’t currently available, let us know and we can find someone to fill the gap.