In conversation: Tracey McDermott and Jude Kelly  

11th May 2024
12.15pm - 12.35pm
Festival Hub - All Saints' Square

Join Tracey McDermott in conversation with WOW’s Founder and CEO Jude Kelly as she discusses her commitment to ensuring social mobility for future generations and shares her personal story from growing up in Rotherham to becoming a senior leader in the international finance world, in her role with Standard Chartered Bank. 
Meet the Speakers:

Tracey McDermott has been the Group Head Conduct, Financial Crime and Compliance since January 2019.  She originally joined the Bank as Group Head of Corporate, Public and Regulatory Affairs in March 2017 subsequently adding Brand and Marketing to her portfolio in December 2017 and Compliance in March 2018 
Prior to joining the bank, Tracey served as Acting Chief Executive of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) from September 2015 to June 2016. She joined the then Financial Services Authority (FSA) in 2001 where she held a number of senior roles, including: Director of Supervision and Authorisations, and Director of Enforcement and Financial Crime. Tracey also served as a Board Member of the FSA from April 2013, as a member of the Financial Policy Committee of the Bank of England, and as Non-Executive Director of the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) from September 2015 to June 2016. Prior to joining the FCA, Tracey worked as a lawyer in private practice, having spent time in law firms in the UK, USA and Brussels. In 2016, Tracey received a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for her services to financial service consumers and markets. 

The WOW Foundation was created by Jude Kelly CBE in 2018 to run the global movement that is WOW – Women of the World Festivals. The Festivals began in the UK in 2010, launched by Kelly at the Southbank Centre London, where she was Artistic Director, to celebrate women and girls, taking a frank look at what prevents them from achieving their potential, raising awareness globally of the issues they face, and discussing solutions together

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