30 Ones to Watch 2018

Brummell is proud to reveal the sixth annual Ones to Watch list

People 11 May 2018

Kav Patel: Head of People, Redington Ltd
Claudine Adeyemi: Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Anita Liu Harvey: Director of Strategy & Business Planning, Barclaycard
Lucy Pickworth: Assurance Associate, PWC
Nathaniel Crowley: Associate, White & Case LLP
Chiara Zuccon: Head of Private Rented Sector, Royal Bank of Scotland
Kreshnik Deliu: Business Development, Capital Markets Divison, ION

Brummell is proud to unveil the sixth annual Ones to Watch listing, celebrating the performance and achievement of the City’s bright young talent in the financial services sector and related fields. Comprising experienced professionals and high achievers from various parts of the industry, our judging panel applied rigorous criteria to the lengthy nominations list. Nominees are required to be under 40 years of age, be an out-performer in their market and, beyond that, demonstrate drive, energy and an entrepreneurial spirit. Additionally, the judges looked for evidence of a nominee’s holistic contribution to the organisation for which he or she works, whether internally, as a leader of a networking or advocacy group, or externally, as a champion of a charity or a mentoring programme. The 30 talented individuals selected are on the rise and, just as importantly, making the world a better place by giving back on the way up.

Kav Patel (pictured above)

Head of People, Redington Ltd

An industry advocate of approaching diversity in a more accessible way, Patel is leading the change in how Redington balances the pressure of financial services and the autonomy of a technology firm. He has pioneered the evolution of Redington’s Returners programme, focused on women returning to work, and giving support to military and retiree returners. He founded a cross-functional mentoring programme and Redington’s Corporate Social Responsibility committee. Moving away from viewing university as the only path to entry, Redington now hires as many apprentices as graduates. Patel sits on the Investment 2020 board, an industry body that has increased social mobility and diversity at entry level of the investment industry.

Jonathan Andrews

Trainee Solicitor, Reed Smith

Sitting on Reed Smith’s disability and LGBT networks, Andrews was the only trainee/junior lawyer profiled in Reed Smith’s Responsible Business report 2017. He steers Autism Exchange internships and is the youngest-ever board member of Stonewall, Europe’s largest LGBT+ organisation; The World Autism Festival; Ambitious about Autism; the Law Society Equality Board; and the Health and Work Expert Advisory Board. Andrews judges the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition, Autism Professionals Awards, and Mind’s Peerfest Awards. He won Entrepreneur of the Year at the World Autism Awards 2017, European Campaigner of the Year 2016, the Queen’s Young Leader 2017, and the House of Lords’ British Citizen Award 2016.

Michal Bussi

Senior Director, International Compliance & Enterprise Risk Management, CME Group

Holding a senior compliance and risk role at CME Group, Bussi provides oversight for compliance, risk and privacy matters in CME’s international region, and previously managed regulatory compliance matters for CME’s clearing house. Outside her day job, she serves as president of Launch, which helps organise events for London employees who are new to their careers, new to the industry or who have a general interest in networking at CME. She also helps to raise money for charity at many of these events. Bussi is also active within Women In Listed Derivatives (Wild), Women In Derivatives (Wind) and 100 Women In Finance.

Claudine Adeyemi (pictured above)

Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP

Adeyemi specialises in property disputes for commercial and high-value residential properties, and was notably successful in the High Court for Vivienne Westwood in 2017. She is active in diversity initiatives, including co-leading the firm’s Women in Law series through the Mishcon Academy, and in the firm’s tech incubator, MDR LAB. Adeyemi founded and runs The Student Development Co, providing career support to young people from less privileged backgrounds, and launched Career Ear, a mobile app that allows young people to obtain careers advice directly from professionals. She is a trustee for the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion and a Social Mobility Ambassador for the Law Society.

Liz Dimmock

Founder and CEO, Moving Ahead and Women Ahead

Dimmock is a coaching and mentoring expert dedicated to using her knowledge to bring about tangible change for men and women in sport and business. Moving Ahead’s mission is to create a more inclusive society where individuals and organisations can be at their best. Before founding Moving Ahead and Women Ahead, she was the global head of coaching at HSBC and managing partner at GP Strategies. In 2012, she became the first woman to cycle the entire route of the Tour de France. She was recently awarded Coaching at Work’s Coaching and Mentoring Person of the Year, named winner of We Are The City’s Rising Star Gender Champion award and is also a 30% Club Steering Committee member.

Pete Drewienkiewicz

Head of Manager Research, Redington Ltd

In his role at Redington, Drewienkiewicz challenges the convention of benchmarks and focuses on client outcomes and longer-term measures. In 2013, he designed Redington’s manager assessment framework and pioneered the use of a forward looking “Red Radar” manager monitoring process, which focuses on soft factors such as culture and teamwork. In 2017, he led a new initiative putting ESG risks at the heart of the research process. He also formed part of the team that shaped Redington’s firm values in a recent rebrand, runs the LSE Alumni rugby programme and has cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats twice, raising more than £10,000 for charity.

Anita Liu Harvey (pictured above)

Director of Strategy & Business Planning, Barclaycard

An up-and-coming business leader in payments, Liu Harvey has almost 15 years’ experience in the sector. Prior to joining Barclaycard’s payment technology business, she was responsible for developing new strategic ventures at both Lloyds TSB and Visa Europe, and she was also one of PayPal’s first UK employees, playing a key role in launching its UK merchant services business, establishing PayPal as a brand in its own right outside of its parent company, eBay. In 2017, she was awarded ninth place in EMpower’s Ethnic Minority Future Leader’s list, and she currently leads the Barclays Women’s Initiative Network within Barclaycard’s payment technology business.

Grant Elliott

Manager, Clearing Solutions and Services, CME Group

Since joining CME Group as an intern in 2011, Elliott has risen through the ranks to managerial level. For six years he worked to develop CME Group’s European presence and more recently has been part of global industry projects in the listed and over-the-counter derivatives clearing space. Elliott is part of the CME Group London community relations committee responsible for the partnership with Saracens RFC Foundation’s Get Onside programme, a successful rugby-themed personal development course at HMP Feltham Young Offenders Institute. He has also been an Ambassador for Women in Listed Derivatives (WILD) in London.

Marian Elliott

Managing Director, Integrated Consultancy, Redington Ltd

Elliott leads the business line within Redington, which is fundamentally changing the way pension schemes understand and manage risk. As well as working with trustees and corporate sponsors of pension schemes, she is also a mentor in the 30% Club Women in Sport programme. Elliott was the first winner of the Geoffrey Heywood Young Actuary award for services to the profession and to clients, and currently sits on the Pensions Board of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries. She participates in sporting events to raise money for charities, including cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for the GB Paralympic Team in 2016 and a two-day mountain marathon in October 2017.

Guillaume Foucad

Head of Risk, Fair Finance

Following an investment banking career, Foucad volunteered with local microfinance organisation Fair Finance to build its risk function and review business loan applications for local businesses in East London. He then joined as head of risk, leading the development of new products and social investment structures serving financially excluded Londoners, before overseeing the expansion of a key financial inclusion product in the business, helping to grow it annually by 40 per cent for three years. Outside his day job, he developed an internal wellbeing initiative to support more positive mental health in the organisation, he volunteers with Mind and has provided technical finance support for a number of charities in the impact investing space.

Sarah Holmes

Global Equity Trading Business Manager, JP Morgan Asset Management

Holmes has worked at JP Morgan Asset Management since 2008, and is responsible for oversight and strategic initiatives across the Equity trading desks globally. She is involved in a number of initiatives to mitigate incoming regulatory obligations to ensure compliance, as well as working to the agenda of the trading desk as it evolves. She is a member of the Asset & Wealth Management leadership council, co-chair of the Women in Finance and business management and a member of the Women in Asset & Wealth Management, Women on the Move networks within JP Morgan, and is active in Women In Listed Derivatives (Wild).

Anna Laycock

Executive Director, Finance Innovation Lab

Laycock leads the Finance Innovation Lab’s work for a financial system that serves people and the planet, incubating ideas that have the potential to positively disrupt finance. She is also an associate of the St Paul’s Institute, a trustee of the Just Finance Foundation, an associate of the Institute for Social Banking, and a fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce). She has written for publications including The Guardian and New Statesman, and has been a judge for The Guardian Sustainable Business Awards. In 2017, she was recognised as a leading Woman in Social Enterprise (Wise) and was on the Women in FinTech Powerlist.

Gurjeet Moore

Financial Crime Advisory Manager, Santander UK

A successful female leader at Santander, Moore has helped to lead and drive the bank’s BAME talent agenda. She is the national chair of Santander UK’s BAME employee network, where she has increased membership to more than 600 employees, created BAME champions across the bank, and held speaker events and speed-mentoring programmes to raise awareness of BAME colleague challenges and opportunities. She has also worked with Business in The Community and EMpower to put more than 30 colleagues through cross-industry BAME mentoring programmes. All this has helped the bank to be recognised as a top employer for race in the Business in The Community benchmark 2017.

Lucy Pickworth (pictured above)

Assurance Associate, PWC

Pickworth joined PwC’s Banking and Capital Markets Assurance practice in 2016. During her time at the firm, she has demonstrated that she is an enthusiastic and driven individual with the ability to make change happen. Particularly passionate about diversity and inclusion, she has embraced PwC’s values to ‘reimagine the possible’, ‘make a difference’ and ‘care’ by reinvigorating the UK firm’s work with the UN Women’s HeForShe movement, and being appointed the Events Lead for the Gender Balance Network. She coordinates an exciting timetable of events and also works on various wellbeing initiatives such as a Runathon competition for her business unit and the Samaritans’ Wellbeing in the City.

Nathaniel Crowley (pictured above)

Associate, White & Case LLP

Crowley is an associate and chair of the Spectrum LGBT Network at leading City law firm White & Case LLP. In an advisory role, he is also a director of Vox Vanguard, an immersive classical arts production company seeking to reimagine how people experience art. Crowley is always looking to share his life experience and passions with others, most recently by mentoring young LGBT and BAME students from challenging backgrounds and undertaking another voluntary role as the deputy legal director of Pride in London. His philosophy, that equality can only be achieved when we champion each other, has led him to focus on intersectionality, allowing all groups to work together to help others achieve their potential.

Nicola Phillips

Business Analyst VP, Credit Suisse

Phillips has consistently outperformed in her role at Credit Suisse and was promoted to vice president at the end of 2017. She has undertaken the role of asset servicing product manager within a multi-year strategic CS programme, and also makes a significant contribution as a mentor within IT and is an active member of the People Development Committee. She has won two internal awards for leadership in graduate recruitment, has participated in auditorium Conduct and Ethics panel Q&A sessions, and is a growing presence within Credit Suisse’s Modern Muse initiative. She has been a muse for three years, presenting on six panel events and established the new Next Steps initiative focusing on young women in the firm.

Chiara Zuccon (pictured above)

Head of Private Rented Sector, Royal Bank of Scotland

Zuccon joined RBS in 2007 and leads its UK-wide team dedicated to supporting its institutional customers looking to develop large-scale, purpose-built private rental schemes. She led the development of a strategy to support the emergence of the Build to Rent (BtR) sector in the UK, which culminated in the bank’s commitment of £1bn to financing new schemes for the residential rental market. She sits on the British Property Federation (BPF) Residential Board, is a regular contributor to industry and government discussions and is a supporter of charities that house disadvantaged people and reintegrate homeless young people into full-time education and employment.

Flavia Richardson

Portfolio Manager, Funding London

Richardson’s primary role is building a closer relationship with portfolio companies, monitoring a growing portfolio of more than 100 early-stage and growth technology companies invested in by the London Co-Investment Fund. She developed the first internal growth programme for the portfolio across more then 20 critical business areas and shared industry research with BVCA, SME Scaleup Institute, Startup Network, ICAEW Corporate Finance Faculty and HM Treasury, and is organising a joint mission with the Department for International Trade Australia. She is a trustee for The Eaton Fund charity, and mentors entrepreneurs in the Mayor’s international business programme and the business growth programme led by London & Partners.

Naomi Rogers

Assistant Company Secretary, Janus Henderson Investors

Rogers provides professional and efficient company secretarial services to the boards of the Janus Henderson Investment Trusts and has built excellent professional working relationships with non-executive directors of the boards and senior managers within the business. Outside her day job, she is a youth board advisor at the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation, providing strategic direction from a next generation perspective to help close the diversity gap across all strands of professional life, including race in the workplace, especially within the City. She was also highly commended in the Ones to Watch category at the 2017 ICSA awards.

Sasha Saenko

Technology Consulting Senior Associate, PWC

Saenko is a high-performing PwC technology consultant advising multinational companies on complex IT transformations to improve efficiency and security. She has worked tirelessly to provide coaching and support to a number of junior female colleagues, and has been involved in various PwC recruitment events to encourage more female students to join consulting. She is also communications lead of PwC’s Gender Balance Network (GBN), educating staff and major organisations such as HSBC and Henley Business School on the importance of a gender-balanced workforce. She also mentors two female university students, aiming to raise their career aspirations.

Harjit Saggu

Vice President, Deputy Principal Audit Manager, Deutsche Bank

Recently promoted to deputy principal audit manager, Saggu is an active member of Deutsche Bank’s LGBT network, sitting on the steering committee, with the primary focus of reinvigorating the Allies network. He also introduced Diversity Role Models (DRM) to Deutsche Bank’s CSR department, leading to DRM being a partner on the bank’s Born to Be programme. He acts as a role model with both DRM and Stonewall, speaking about his profession, being of Indian heritage, of Sikh faith, and being gay. He was a member of the winning team on OUTstanding’s Future Leaders Programme in 2017 and listed 16th in the OUTstanding/Financial Times Top 50 LGBT Future Leaders list.

Julia Schieffer

Founder and Managing Editor, DerivSource

A Californian in London, Schieffer is the founder and managing editor of DerivSource, a digital publication and online community for derivatives professionals. After a successful career in financial journalism, Schieffer established DerivSource as an information portal and valuable resource, providing industry analysis and insight for its readers to stay informed in the ever-changing derivatives space. DerivSource covers OTC derivatives, post-trade, FinTech, risk management and regulation, and delivers content through various digital mediums including webinars, podcasts, videos and articles. She is actively involved in the professional community as a board member of Women In Listed Derivatives (Wild).

Shannett Thompson

Senior Associate, Kingsley Napley

Thompson is an experienced regulatory lawyer at Kingsley Napley, acting on behalf of regulatory bodies in relation to fitness to practise concerns, and she also advises individuals in relation to their regulatory responsibilities, representing individuals before fitness to practise committees and assisting with registration/licensing applications. Her client base includes regulatory bodies, doctors, nurses, teachers, students and other regulated individuals. Often, she advises clients in particular times of distress due to licensing breaches or referral to their regulatory body. She is an active diversity advocate and co-chairs the firm’s minority ethnic sub-group, regularly partnering with InterLaw Diversity Forum and other organisations.

Kreshnik Deliu (pictured above)

Business Development, Capital Markets Divison, ION

Deliu was born in Kosovo and moved to the US aged 15. He began his career in New York at ION through its Leadership Development Programme, where he automated processes within the sales area that reduced lead-time by 45,000 hours annually. Moving to London to join the Capital Markets division, he transitioned into a business development role, where he helps drive strategic initiatives both internally and for clients. He acts as a mentor and advisor both within ION and for FinTech start-ups such as Decissio. He expanded ION’s involvement in the community by introducing the industry charity Futures for Kids, and helping raise over £3,000 last year.

Alexandra Tidy

Head of EMEA Equity Trading Analytics and Strategy, JP Morgan Asset Management

Tidy has worked at JP Morgan since she left university and now runs the equity trading analytics and strategy product for Europe. She has worked relentlessly to help develop the product from a reporting function to a function now responsible for trading strategy, design of systematic execution rules and the guardianship of best execution. The desk has won Markets Media Best Buy-Side Equity Trading Desk for the past two years. Outside her day job, Tidy is a keen attendee at many women in finance events, including Women In Listed Derivatives (Wild) in London, and recently became an ambassador for the Wildlings event series.

Ella Walters

Internal Audit Senior Associate, PWC

An outstanding internal auditor and qualified accountant, Walters was selected as the UK PwC Assurance representative at the 2017 One Young World summit. She ran the Bristol hub of PwC’s Social Entrepreneur’s Club, organising coaching, mentoring and support for local social enterprises, and she established a reverse mentoring initiative in the insurance practice in London in June 2017 to help increase the diversity of ideas and reduce unconscious bias at a leadership level. On a national level, Walters leads a national strategic workstream responsible for the transformation of internal audit recruitment, skills and training. Post-One Young World, she aims to help staff better connect with the purpose of their work.

Róisín Watson

Digital Public Policy Lead (UK & EU), Aviva

Watson leads Aviva’s digital public policy work across the UK and EU, showcasing Aviva’s innovation and representing the business with policymakers, politicians and industry bodies. She has recently worked on pension policy issues as well as proposition development with Aviva’s Asia business. She champions diversity within Aviva and in the wider public affairs industry. She sits on the Executive Committee of Women in Public Affairs (WiPA) and recently organised WiPA’s series of speed-mentoring events for more than 200 future industry leaders. She has also volunteered with schools in East London, helping students gain interview skills and business experience.

Barry West

FinTech and RegTech Lead, Financial Conduct Authority

As lead for the FCA’s Regulatory Technology work, West designed and ran the latest TechSprint, which brought in the Bank of England and led to the FCA’s consultation into RegTech. For each of the TechSprints, he has pulled together the data and technological planning, run the Data Bootcamps, and helped other government departments apply TechSprints. A regular participant in roundtables and extra-curricular activities, his personal impact on the financial services community was first felt through the FCA’s Call for Input on the development and adoption of RegTech, for which he was the principal architect, paving the way for TechSprints, a global first for any regulator.

Lisa Wong

Head of New Strategies and Impact, Affirmative Investment Management

Partner and part of the founding team of Affirmative Investment Management, the world’s first dedicated green and social bond fund management company, Wong is an impact investment specialist active in community building for women and young people in London. She is co-curator of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers London Hub, leading a public consultation to represent young Londoners on the Future of Work at the official 2018 G7 summit. She was previously a research analyst at Nikko Asset Management and at Citi’s Inclusive Finance group, helping the global bank partner to reach low-income populations. She also led the Woman Advancing Microfinance UK network.

Poppy Wood

Partner, Epsilon Advisory Partners and Founding Member, Cylon Accelerator

Wood has been instrumental in growing Epsilon Advisory Services’ dynamic business. Working as part of an impressive team, she negotiated an option to step up into the partnership and is hugely valued by her clients. Passionate about helping others, especially young women, to succeed, she also runs a cyber accelerator, CyLon, supporting the growth of new security businesses from around the world. Previously an advisor to 10 Downing Street, where she advised the prime minister on strategic national and international personnel issues, she has experience in both the public and private sectors, including as a vice-chair of a school in East London.

The panel

We are proud to introduce our esteemed panel of judges who, using their extensive industry knowledge, experience and expertise, selected our 30 Ones to Watch 2018.

Dr Miranda Brawn

Barrister and Founder/CEO of The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation

A multi-award-winning global executive with a background in finance and law, Brawn is responsible for the legal risk in derivatives and financial regulations at Daiwa Capital Markets. She founded the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation to champion future leaders from a range of social backgrounds. The prime minister honoured Brawn with an award for launching the UK’s first diversity lecture aimed at schoolchildren. Brawn is an equalities commissioner, advisor and patron for companies, charities, governments and tech start-ups. She has spoken at Parliament, diversity conferences and Oxford, Cambridge and Brighton Universities. Her professional experience and exuberant personality make her a highly sought-after public speaker and media expert.

Cathryn Lyall

Co-Founder, Seismic Foundry

Leveraging a 30-year career in financial services, Lyall co-founded Seismic Foundry, a discretionary fund business, which invests in SEIS and EIS-eligible capital markets in FinTech. Seismic Foundry recently closed its first fund after investing in a cohort of exciting emerging FinTech and RegTech companies. She has held a number of exchange executive roles, including NED on the Deutsche Bank UK Bank Board, and ran markets infrastructure firm Minnamurra Consulting, specialising in building competitive platforms, products and business models. She has spent 10 years developing networking, mentoring and educational opportunities for women in derivatives markets on the board of Women In Listed Derivatives (Wild), and has won multiple awards, including the Financial News 100 Most Influential Women, 100 Women in FinTech and Cranfield’s FTSE Index 100 Women to Watch.

Jason Turner

Director, Relationship Manager, RBC Wealth Management

Turner manages family office and ultra-high-networth clients for RBC Wealth Management, with a dual focus on the captive insurance sector in the Caribbean, as well as the business owners and entrepreneurs sector in the UK. During his career, he has advised individuals from the worlds of tennis, golf, Formula 1, law, private equity and hedge fund partners, as well as professionals and executives. Turner is a fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investments, a founder member of the Business Ambassador programme for School of Hard Knocks charity – which uses contact sport to change the lives of unemployed adults and schoolchildren at risk of exclusion – is a founding chair of the Strategic Sports Board at the University of Greenwich, and was recently appointed a registered mentor for the SportsAid foundation.