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Women’s Development Board

The Microloan Foundation fundamentally believes in the power of women championing women to lift communities in the poorest parts of the world out of poverty for good.

Members of our dynamic Women’s Development Board volunteer their time and energy to raise funds and open networks for us. For example, they organise events and bring their contacts to them, and also ask their companies to support us.

The women on our board will tell you, it’s a rewarding experience.

By welcoming new members onto this board, we are able to develop and diversify our activity to ensure our supporters remain engaged. It also helps us to attract more support and raise more funds to loan to more women.

If you are interested in joining the Women’s Development Board and would like to know more, please contact Malin Rosenkvist on 020 8827 1695 or malin.rosenkvist@mlf.org.uk

(Chair) Lynne Turner – Global Finance Director at Christie’s

 VLUU L210 / Samsung L210 Lynne Turner is Global Finance Director of Christie’s the Art Auction house. Before that Lynne worked at Centrica (British Gas) for 10 years, where she was Group Director of Financial Planning & Control, British Gas Finance Director and Goldfish Bank FD. Prior to that Lynne spent 14 years at Alliance & Leicester in various Finance and MD roles and trained with KPMG. She has been a supporter of the MicroLoan Foundation for many years and has organised a number of fundraising events including the “Malawi Challenge”, the “Wild Women Challenge” and “Walking in Marianne’s Footsteps” a 10km walk in London celebrating the positive impact MLF can have on the lives of women in rural Malawi and Zambia.

Ida Levine – Director at Capital International

ida.jpeg Ida Levine is a Director of Capital International Limited, chairing its Audit Committee, and overseeing its Legal and Compliance function and Governance/Responsible Investment effort in Europe.  She has also recently taken on a new Public Policy role For Capital Group in Europe. Ida sits on the Capital Group Global Audit Committee.  Ida has been with Capital Group in London for 17 years. Before Capital, Ida was European Counsel for JP Morgan Investment Management, and a Partner at Jones Day (London and New York) specializing in M&A and Securities Law. Ida has a keen interest in Micro-lending and Social Impact investing.  She helped organize and sits on the Board of the Investor Forum – set up by the UK investment industry to facilitate stewardship and a dialogue between UK corporates and their owners.  She is Co-Chair of the International Securities Regulation Committee of the International Law Association, and served on the Lord Mayor’s Appeal Board of former Lord Mayor Dame Fiona Woolf. Ida is passionate about dance and ballet, and serves on the Marketing Committee and Development panel of the Royal Academy of Dance, and is a member of the Fonteyn Circle of the Royal Ballet and a Patron of the English National Ballet. Ida is a former Trustee of MicroLoan.

Geraldine Gallacher – Managing Director at Executive Coaching

 2015_03_02_Geraldine Geraldine Gallacher is the founder of a London-based coaching business with a particular focus on women coaching, Executive Coaching. She has 18 years’ experience across a breadth of industries working with big corporations from fashion retail, investment banking to law firms. Known for galvanising people into action with an impressive track record, since setting up her consultancy, she’s coached many women to success, through the different stages of their careers. An advocate for having more women on boards, she has helped organisations to increase their gender intelligence presenting the need for balanced boards. In addition to juggling her business and family demands, Geraldine also finds time for her philanthropy initiatives. Passionate about microfinance and a loyal supporter of our work, Geraldine has raised vital funds for MicroLoan. http://www.executive-coaching.co.uk

Elizabeth Corley – CEO of Allianz Global Investors

 2015_03_03_Elizabeth Corley Elizabeth is non-executive vice-chair of Allianz Global Investors, where she was chief executive officer from 2005 to 2016. She was previously at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (formerly Mercury Asset Management) and Coopers & Lybrand. Elizabeth is a Board member of the FICC Markets Standards Board, a member of the ESMA stakeholder group and an advisory council member of TheCityUK. She is a non-executive director of Pearson, BAE Systems plc and the Financial Reporting Council. In addition, she is a member FEAM’s management committee, the CFA Future of Finance Council, the Supervisory Board of Euler SA, a council member of the City of London IRSG and a member of the Committee of 200. She is a fellow of the CFA and the Royal Society of Arts and is also a published author of crime thrillers.

Pam Waring – Charity Fundraising Consultant

 CWN_1456low (4) Pam has been an independent Fundraising Consultant since 2006. She specialises in major donor, capital campaigns and strategic assignments, advising across a broad range of charitable sectors.  Prior to this, she was Appeal Director for the Lord Mayor of the City of London in 2004-05 and previously, held senior management roles across private sector fundraising streams at the Prince’s Trust.  A career in strategic planning and acquisition work preceded her move to the charity sector in 1997.  She is a Full member of the Institute of Fundraising, a Freemen of the City of London and sits on the City Women’s Network (CWN) Charity Committee.  She first became involved with Microloan when the charity was chosen as CWN’s Charity of the Year.

 Emma Slatter – General Counsel at Deutsche Bank AG UK

 Emma Slatter Final Photo 1 Emma Slatter was the Global Head of Strategy, Legal at Deutsche Bank AG, based in London, having previously been the bank’s UK Regional General Counsel for a number of years. She was a member of the Bank’s Global Legal Exco and dbPride Allies Advisory Board. She is now working as a consultant and pursuing various pro bono and voluntary activities. Emma joined Deutsche Bank in 1995 after spending six years at Slaughter and May. Prior to that she studied law at Bristol University and Guildford College of Law.
Emma was the winner of In-House Counsel of the Year, Investment Banking – Financial News, 2016. She was listed in the In-House Lawyer’s GC Powerlist, 2013 (inaugural), 2015 and 2016, and the Lawyer Magazine’s “Hot 100” list of lawyers. In 2014 Emma received the Editor’s Choice Individual In-House Award given by IFLR/Euromoney European Women in Business Law and, in November 2013, she and her team won the in-house banking GC/team of the year award at The Legal 500’s first UK awards.Emma is a member of the Barbican, National Theatre and Royal Opera House, a charity supporter of the Roundhouse, and a judge and mentor within the performance and visual arts.

 Patty Dimond – NED, Advisor and Investor

 PD face shot Patty is currently an NED, Advisor and Investor.  She was previously a Retail Executive and McKinsey consultant with 25+ years of experience at board level in International consumer and retail markets. Most recently, she was the Chief Operating Officer of Value Retail, an owner/operator of Luxury Retail Villages in UK, Europe and China. Patty is an active angel investor and a shareholder and member of the Go-Beyond Network of Early Stage Investors.  She has a keen in micro-finance and supporting entrepreneurs.  She received her MBA, from IMD, Switzerland and her HBA from Ivy School of Business. She is a chartered accountant and also a CFA.NED experience includes:  Growth Funding Board, CFA Institute, Vice President Swiss CFA Society, Vice President, Humewood House, and The Boys & Girls Club, Toronto.

 Susi Crawford – Legal Counsel, Deutsche Bank

 IMG_1003 Susi joined Deutsche Bank in January 2015 after spending 12 years in private practice with Clifford Chance and Hebert Smith in London and the United Arab Emirates. Before joining private practice Susi completed a Masters Degree in Public Law from University College London in 2000.  During her studies, she volunteered for the International Centre for the Protection of Human Rights (Interights) in London and following this she spent a year interning with the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg and the Institute of Human Rights and Development in Africa in The Gambia. Susi continued on with her pro bono work in private practice by working on Caribbean death penalty cases and microfinance initiatives in Dubai, North Africa and the Middle East and is excited about working with MLF and its excellent work in Africa!

 Geeta Sidhu-Robb – CEO & Founder, Nosh Detox

 geetasidhurobb_wdb  Geeta Sidhu-Robb is an ex corporate lawyer and entrepreneur who set up her own business, Nosh Detox in 2008. Her son’s severe food allergies, eczema, asthma and anaphylaxis as a baby led her to retrain as a food technician and nutritionist. Her focus was on allergy free foods, nutrition, diet and organic produce- she was determined she could make him fit and well through nutrition, despite doctors believing only steroids and drugs were the way to control his conditions. Customers of Nosh Detox include Gwynneth Paltrow and Georgia May Jagger. Nosh Detox develops food that tackles everything from treating problem skin, weight issues and digestive problems to coping with stress and fighting infections. Nosh Detox products are now available to buy from her website and Ocado, Whole Foods, Amazon and Planet Organic, as well as independent retailers nationwide.

But her empire doesn’t stop at home delivery detox’s and retail on-the-go raw juices and smoothies – in January 2013 she launched a Nosh Infusion Clinic to administer IV vitamin drips, just off Harley Street www.noshinfusionclinic.com.

Geeta has inspired thousands of men and women all over the UK to improve not only their health and well-being but their complete mind set in the way they look at life and their lifestyles. Geeta was also the very first to pioneer healthy blended juices through her Nosh Detox Juice Fast plan.


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