Head of Enterprise & Community Finance, NatWest
Julie Baker is Head of Enterprise and Community Finance at NatWest with a 30+ year career in the world of banking with significant knowledge gained in a variety of leadership roles across the Corporate, Commercial and Retail Bank. Julie has delivered on a number of transformational change programs and in her present role is responsible for the Banks Enterprise Agenda including the multi award winning Women in Business program.
Julie is an ardent supporter of business expansion, job creation and economic growth and is seen as an external influencer having chaired the BBA Diversity & Inclusion Council, the Access to Finance Group at the APPG for Women in Enterprise and was Business lead on the Rose Review research and sits on several external boards in an advisory capacity. Julie is an international speaker, acts as an Enterprise Ambassador and is an inspirational role model who is passionate about supporting those from less privileged backgrounds. She also strongly believes in supporting the next generation of Entrepreneurs and Future leaders and personally mentors a number of businesses and young people.
Last year Julie was recognised for all the work she does on the Women in Business and Social Enterprise Agenda receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 Financial Alliance for Women Annual Summit and was winner of the Financial Services National Mentoring Award