BTRM Interview: The Value of Gender Diversity in Banking and Bank Treasury

Inclusion and diversity aren’t mere platitudes, ensuring gender diversity brings genuine practical benefits to the entire institution, from top to bottom – so it’s only ever a “good thing”. Moorad Choudhry discusses this vital topic with three members of the BTRM Faculty, Miranda Love, Beata Lubinska and Natasha Bourne. As our faculty members observe, a diverse team ensures diversity of thought, and their concluding recommendation is: do your work with passion!

Natasha Bourne

Natasha Bourne works in Finance and Strategic Business Partnering at Cambridge & Counties Bank in Leicester. She is a Chartered Accountant (ACA) and qualified with KPMG in 2018; previously her work was within financial services external audit, and covered clients in the building society and challenger bank sectors.

Natasha holds a BA (Hons) in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge.

Miranda Love

Miranda Love is Head of UK Capital Management, Global Treasury at State Street in London. She is also a Board Director at one of State Street’s UK parent holding companies, with subsidiaries in Ireland and the Caymans. Prior to joining Global Treasury in 2018, Miranda worked in State Street’s Operational Risk department in Ireland and UK, and in the bank’s Corporate Audit division in Boston and London.

Miranda is a BTRM Alumnus with Distinction. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from University of Southern California, and a Graduate Diploma in Accounting from Suffolk University.

Beata Lubinska

Dr Beata Lubinska is Head of Market Risk at MeDirect Group in London, where her focus is on IRRBB, Market Risk and Balance Sheet Management. She has over 15 years of experience in this space gained at GE Capital, Deloitte and Standard Chartered Bank both in Milan and London.