2014 FL Award Winner Naomi Bowman is the Global Chief Operating Officer for HSBC’s Legal function where she is responsible for the operational management of the function (including budgetary oversight for internal and external legal spend, operational risk management, technology, strategy and planning).
Naomi has achieved notable career success to date having worked on some of the most prominent banking administrations, integrations and mandatory regulatory changes in recent years. She began her career in the Big 4 – training as a Chartered Accountant at PwC before moving into Financial Services Advisory at PwC and latterly EY – with a specialism in operational effectiveness.
Naomi is known for her entrepreneurial and pioneering problem solving approach to complex issues. She is passionate about building high performing teams and takes time to understand how to unlock the potential of individuals.
Naomi is an advocate for Women in Leadership – having spoken at numerous events – including keynote speaker at the ICAEW’s prize giving ceremony 2015 and for Women in the City. She also recently fulfilled a secret ambition to deliver a TEDx talk entitled “Dear Accelerated Baby“.