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Zoe Wimborne, Interim Non-Executive Director

Zoe has over 30 years of experience in investment banking roles including 15 years in risk management.

She is a senior investment banking executive with substantial experience in governance, managing within regulatory environments, strategic projects as well as risk management. She was delighted to have the opportunity to join the Cifas Board on an interim basis as it fitted so well with her executive experience combining risk management and strategic projects.

Zoe is the Head of Lending for Morgan Stanley in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and previously worked for both Citigroup and Barclays in several different roles including leading Citigroup’s Brexit Steering Committee. She spent several years leading teams which were restructuring companies in trouble, frequently as a result of both internal and external fraud, so she is very aware of how fraud can come from many different sources and the importance of accurate and timely information to help protect companies and individuals. “Having seen at first hand the value destruction that can be caused by corporate fraud, I am very excited to be able to use my risk management and governance experience to help Cifas in its fraud prevention services”.

Zoe is passionate about diversity and inclusion and she considers social mobility a critical consideration for all organisations to succeed. In the same way, she considers it so important that everyone has the same opportunities to avoid the impact of fraud. “Fraud is something that impacts on everyone and anyone and it is so important that fraudsters are stopped wherever possible. Internal frauds occur far more frequently than people realise and it impacts not just on the company, but also on individuals who were working with fraudsters and had the chance to identify the fraud so taking every opportunity to spot internal fraud is critical. I was therefore so pleased to see at first hand the fantastic work Cifas are doing on the Internal Fraud Database to help companies protect themselves against unscrupulous employees”.

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