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Women in Treasury London Forum 2013

Group photo of the panellists at the WiT Lunch 2013

Women in Treasury London Forum 2013

On Thursday 31st October the first Women in Treasury Lunch was held at London’s Four Seasons Hotel. 150 people from a wide range of industries travelled from across the world to attend and be part of our pioneering initiative. The Lunch provided the rare chance for women in our industry to network, share their experiences and hear our four panellists discuss the key issues highlighted by our Women in Treasury Study.

The event started at noon with a pre-lunch networking drinks reception during which Angela Berry, Publisher of Treasury Today exclusively presented a summary of the findings of the Study.

This was followed by the Lunch, during which the panel discussion took place, focusing on four key issues:

  • Job satisfaction

  • Equality

  • Mentoring

  • ‘Vive la difference’

Our panellists:

  • Maeve Robinson, Assistant Treasurer, Omnicom Group Inc.

  • Marie-Astrid Dubois, Assistant Treasurer EMEA and Asia, Honeywell

  • Jenny Knott, Chief Executive Officer, Standard Bank

  • Pam Walkden, Group Treasurer, Standard Chartered

Maia Rushby, Diversity in Leadership, facilitated the discussions. A question and answer session followed the discussion, with many interesting and challenging views and questions raised.


Portrait of Maeve Robinson

Maeve Robinson

Assistant Treasurer
Adam Smith Awards 2013 – Woman of the Year Winner

Maeve Robinson is the Assistant Treasurer of Omnicom Group Inc. and the Treasurer of its wholly-owned subsidiary Omnicom Capital Inc. where she has responsibility for treasury operations of Omnicom’s North American businesses, including cash and working capital management, and treasury systems. In addition, she has global responsibility for Omnicom’s credit risk management, credit insurance programmes and treasury accounting.

Portrait of Marie-Astrid Dubois

Marie-Astrid Dubois

Assistant Treasurer EMEA and Asia
Adam Smith Awards 2013 – Woman of the Year Highly Commended

Marie-Astrid Dubois joined Honeywell in 2002 as Director Europe Treasury. She was appointed Assistant Treasurer EMEA and Asia in 2006. In this role, she leads all operational and strategic treasury activities, spanning from cash and liquidity management, trade finance, euro commercial paper (ECP) and risk management to strategic projects for these two regions, in which Honeywell is present in about 60 countries.

Portrait of Jenny Knott

Jenny Knott


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 as Chief Operating Officer for the Corporate and Investment Bank for the international region. In November 2009, Jenny was appointed in her current role.

Portrait of Pam Walkden

Pam Walkden

Group Treasurer

Pam Walkden is Group Treasurer for Standard Chartered PLC, responsible for treasury globally and a balance sheet over USD600 billion in size. While Pam has been in this role since 2009, she has been a member of the Executive Leadership Team of Standard Chartered PLC since 2001 and has held numerous roles in the organisation (e.g. Group Head ALM and Regional Markets, Group Head of Internal Audit and Group Head of Corporate Affairs) during her tenure with Standard Chartered.


Portrait of Maia Rushby

Maia Rushby


Maia is a co-founder of diversity-in-leadership, an organisation that aims to accelerate the promotion of women to drive sustainable business results. Maia is an executive coach and facilitator who supports organisations and individuals to achieve business success by bringing vision, enthusiasm and business needs together. She is passionate about making the Board Room a more attractive place for women to fuel their ambition for leadership.

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