Head of Audit, Natwest
Lindsay joined NatWest in 2001 after completing a Honours degree in Psychology at the University of Edinburgh. Starting in Technology Services as a technical analyst, she has moved into progressively more senior roles in project and programme management, then programme assurance, and is now Head of Audit in Retail Banking and Fraud.
Lindsay completed a part-time Masters in Information Systems, sponsored by the Bank; her research focused on women’s career experiences in a male-dominated environment. Passionate since a young age about equality, her research rekindled this interest, and she has become an evangelist of the message that businesses, universities, and politicians need to understand the barriers that even high-achieving women face, and do more to support them in overcoming them. Very active in the local community, she has been involved as office-holder in Parent Councils since her older daughter started nursery in 2006. She is chair of the Board of Connect: an independent, national organisation for parents which influences policy development to support parental engagement in their children’s education. She is also a Board member of Scottish Women’s Aid, the leading advocacy organisation in Scotland working to influence policy to enable the eradication of violence against women and children. She is also on the board of the National Youth Choir of Scotland.
She is determined to be a voice for change, ensuring that decisions taken within the organisations she work in have fairness and equality at their heart. As former co-chair of NatWest’s Gender network she is a visible and vocal champion of women and their potential within Natwest and now leads the Gender Network Advisory Panel to provide executive support and sponsorship for the Network.