Caroline McIntyre

By aged 18 Caroline had already broken free of the societal pressures impressed upon her by a highly academic high school, turning down six university placements in order to pursue an entry level career in finance.

After 4 years climbing the ladder of a small finance department Caroline bucked the trend. Proving her critics wrong, she secured a position at JP Morgan despite the absence of a university education.

Now a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants with 16 years’ experience spanning banking and technology Caroline leverages her diverse career history to challenge the status quo. Positively disrupting the norm at NatWest to encourage an open mindset to inclusion and diversity. As a strong and active advocate and sponsor within her organisation, she is making a significant impact. Acting as a role model among the female population, championing potential, and driving gender and racial equality.

Caroline is dyslexic. Only recently choosing to speak openly for the first time about her own brain disorder, the challenges it brings and the judgement and labels she has had to deal with during her career. She now strives to encourage others to join her voice and make disability a more openly spoken about aspect of diversity and a cultural norm.