Senior Manager – Governance & Operations – Group Monitor Liaison Office, HSBC Holdings Plc
Shortlisted Candidate 2014
I am thrilled to be short-listed for this prestigious award and to be recognised by my colleagues – past and present. I am particularly pleased to be nominated in the year when both my employer – HSBC and professional body – ICAEW are award sponsors. I am extremely proud to be associated with two global institutions who are pro-actively promoting women in leadership.
Naomi leads Governance & Operations within HSBC’s Monitor Liaison Office. She is responsible for maintaining an efficient and effective interface at all times between HSBC and its independent regulatory compliance Monitor.
Prior to commencing this role in June 2014, Naomi was Head of Business Management & Strategy for the Global Standards Programme where she successfully designed and built the function responsible for financial management, vendor management and resourcing strategy.
Before joining HSBC in January 2013, Naomi was Senior Manager at EY specialising in operations and regulatory advisory. Naomi holds an ACA (ICAEW) and is currently studying for the ICA’s Postgraduate Diploma in Governance Risk and Compliance.
Outside the office, Naomi is a keen cyclist and triathlete – recently completing the London to Paris bike ride in May 2014. She is also a School Governor for Tonbridge Federation and is a keen mentor of both colleagues and students alike
Yvonne Kurankye, Business Manager HSBC
Gráinne Meehan, Senior Manager, EY
Naomi demonstrates leadership potential beyond her young age, by her vision, strategic thinking and senior stakeholder management. She shows personal commitment to the development of her teams and knows what is required to build successful, highly motivated, connected teams. She empowers us to ‘get on with it’. Her contribution to the organisation is beyond her specialist area and she inspires so many women, without realising as: a) she is not political b) she actually does care c) understands the team dynamics of ‘Together Everyone Achieves More’ d) continues to fight the glass ceiling that remains in place for many women.
Leadership is about unlocking people’s potential to become better.” I have borrowed those words but
that, in essence, is the reason Naomi is a future leader. Naomi builds people; naturally a team follows. Having worked under Naomi’s direction she inspires a real sense of empowerment coupled with stable support to guide people to make the most of their potential. That to me is leadership. That to me is the reason Naomi should receive a future leaders award.