Head of Women in Business, NatWest

As Head of Women in Business for NatWest, The Royal Bank of Scotland & Ulster Bank, Yvonne is responsible for designing and implementing the Women in Business Strategy working with key stakeholders both internally and externally across the UK. With over 400 WIB specialists across the country she is also responsible for supporting this network to collaborate, build relationships and influence senior stakeholders, strategic partners and external organisations across the UK to drive the WIB proposition for the bank.

Yvonne’s passion is to champion female led businesses and is a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Women in Work at Westminster and the Cross Party Group for Women in Enterprise at the Scottish Parliament. In addition, Yvonne is a member of the Women & Girls Sports Advisory Board and the Women in Enterprise Advisory Council for the Scottish Government.

Yvonne actively mentors and provides training to Women in Business across the country and is keen to inspire women to set up and scale their business. Yvonne has a number of Board positions and is Chair of MsMissMrs, a Community Interest Company seeking to empower women and girls from disadvantaged backgrounds. She is also trustee of Changing the Chemistry, an organisation seeking Diversity of thought on boards and recently joined the board of Firstport, an organisation that support new Social Enterprises across Scotland.