Milly Batchelor

Milly Batchelor works in Youth Banking at NatWest Group and chairs the industry wide Scottish Financial Enterprise’s Young Professionals (SFE YP) Network.

Milly is passionate about unlocking the potential of future leaders and technology to amplify the positive role of financial services in society. Under Milly’s leadership, the 800-strong (and growing) SFE YP network provides support, development and access to senior leaders and policy makers, enabling members to campaign and drive change on topics they care about. This was exemplified by the network’s recent pre-COP26 Green Finance Youth Summit and report and strategy published on tackling Mental Health discrimination as well as the delivery of regular learning and speaker sessions, networking events and a peer mentorship programme to encourage skills development for young professionals and a culture of uplifting each other.

Within the bank, Milly also focusses on supporting others, championing, and advocating for diversity and inclusion, as the coaches lead on the bank’s Gender Network Development programme, a workstream lead for the Allied Males network and a Wellbeing Champion, supported by her recent completion of an external Mental Health Awareness Certificate.

Milly is currently on secondment from the Web Experience Team, Digi Tech at NatWest and has previously worked in Customer Journey Management for mortgage retention at NatWest following her role as Strategy and Planning manager for Mortgages and multiple previous roles at Tesco Bank. Milly feels that her experiences to date have played a huge part in her understanding and ambition to support others in their day to day lives. Outside of work, Milly is always striving to learn, and is currently completing a certificate in sustainability as well as learning British Sign Language alongside enjoying gardening and spending time with her family, friends and rescue dog, Mabel. Milly also regularly volunteers and raises money and awareness for charities and causes.

Milly won Rising Star at the 2021 Women in Tech Excellence Awards and was listed in the Feb 2022 Business Insider’s 35 under 35 category.