Women in Banking and Finance appoints EY’s Sue Dawe as a patron

Sue Dawe, EY’s head of financial services in Scotland, has been appointed as a patron of Women in Banking & Finance (WIBF).

Women in Banking and Finance appoints EY's Sue Dawe as a patron

Sue Dawe

Ms Dawe joins as the fifth patron of WIBF and is the only patron to be based in Scotland.

The non-profit, women’s professional organisation, operating within the financial services sector, provides career development opportunities, mentoring, recognition and industry acknowledged thought leadership to members.

WIBF Patrons are a select group of prominent leaders in the financial services industry who are widely recognised in their fields of expertise, and who are willing to bring their knowledge, network and skills to this voluntary role to support WIBF in its strategy and development.

Ms Dawe leads EY’s financial services practice in Scotland and is the managing partner for the Edinburgh office. She is a member of EY’s UK Financial Services Leadership team and a member of the EY UK LLP board.

She is also on Scotland’s Financial Services Advisory Board (FiSAB) and the board of Scottish Financial Enterprise (SFE). Ms Dawe has been with EY for 31 years; an audit partner since 2009 and has more than 25 years of experience dedicated to the financial services sector, working with many global organisations.

Vivienne Artz, president of WIBF, said: “I am delighted to welcome Sue as a Patron for WIBF. Sue joins us as a hugely powerful advocate and role model for our mission to bring a gender lens to UK financial services and her appointment reinforces our unique position as a UK wide network, which includes branch networks in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

“Sue has been a long-standing supporter of our work and will also be a judge for the WIBF Annual Awards for Achievement this year in June. 2020 is a very special year for WIBF as we celebrate our 40th Anniversary and we are looking forward to working together with Sue to connect, challenge, and inspire the industry. Sue is a fantastic addition to our Patrons, Michael Cole-Fontayn, Heather Melville OBE, Baroness Shriti Vadera and Iris Bohnet.”

Sue Dawe added: “It is an honour to be appointed as a patron of WIBF. The organisation’s ambitions to support and nurture increasingly diverse future generations of industry professionals is incredibly important for the continued success of financial services in the UK. I am delighted to have the opportunity to contribute towards this work, with a particular focus on the vibrant and growing financial services industry in Scotland.”

Ms Dawe’s appointment as WIBF patron comes as fellow EY colleague Kat Rae, senior manager in the firm’s financial services risk practice joins the WIBF Edinburgh Board.

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