Head of Commercial Banking Support, Business and Commercial Banking, RBS
I was delighted to have been chosen as the Women in the City Future Award winner, especially after meeting the other 4 finalists. Awards like this, which recognise and promote female talent, are hugely important for helping build women’s confidence and encouraging them to strive to meet their career potential. I would like to thank RBS, Women in the City, ICAEW, Penna and Cranfield University for this fantastic opportunity and for recognising the important role women make to business in the UK.
Imelda O’ Neill is Head of Commercial Banking for the RBS Group and currently leads a team of 1100 colleagues over 100+ sites. She started her career in Allied Irish Bank(GB) in 1998 and spent 8 years in a number of customer facing roles before joining RBS in 2006. Since joining RBS Imelda has led a number of teams and built numerous development programmes for the people she has worked with.
Imelda’s open and engaging style has proven to be very effective in creating followership and building trust with her teams. Over the last 12 months Imelda and her team have raised in excess of £100,000 for local charities. Imelda is committed to developing career opportunities for her people, promoting leadership development and driving the diversity agenda across the 2,500 people in her wider business.
Imelda holds a First Class Honours Degree in Business Studies and Marketing, a postgraduate diploma in Accounting and Finance from the ACCA and is a qualified Lexcel and Prince 2 practitioner.