Bringing actual innovation to banking, Rosie Lyon from Allied Irish Bank (AIB) has been named the 2021 Young Banker of the Year at some point of the digital very last of the opposition.

In the run up to COP26, in Scotland, in November, we have been additionally thrilled to have the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) as supporters of the opposition.

Launched in 1987 through the Chartered Banker Institute, the awards recognize and praise the ones who mirror the features of customer-centered, moral professionalism promoted through the Institute and anticipated through society.

This year, Young Bankers from round the sector have been requested to provide a concept they might increase of their corporation that might enhance consequences for clients, colleagues, and communities, reflecting their imaginative and prescient for the destiny of the enterprise, even as being regular with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

This year’s winner turned into introduced through Steve Pateman, Chair of the Chartered Banker Institute and after scooping this year’s title, Rosie Lyon commented:

” I am honoured to have been named this year’s Young Banker of the Year. The opposition has given me a completely unique platform to assist in increasing the focus of Domestic Abuse, an often-taboo subject matter which influences huge numbers of humans. It has allowed me to advise and put in force sensible steps so that it will enhance the monetary lives of patients and survivors. I clearly trust that my concept will assist carry tremendous alternatives and make an actual distinction for humans while they’re maximum susceptible. I would love to thank AIB for his or her aid and notion in my concept, the Chartered Banker Institute for the opportunity, and the various charities and different businesses that have supported me and my concept over the previous couple of months. By participating in this as an enterprise we are able to reap actual alternatives.”

An Audience prize for the candidate who, in the opinion of the viewers, fine personified the high, expert requirements anticipated of bankers via their presentation turned into additionally provided through Simon Thompson, Chief Executive of the Chartered Banker Institute. The winner of this prize turned into James Houston from Lloyds Banking Group who said:

“I am very thankful and honoured to acquire the ‘Young Banker of the Year’ 2021 Audience prize from the Chartered Banker Institute. It has been a privilege to participate in this prestigious opposition along with such a lot of proficient younger bankers; I am assured that their revolutionary thoughts will assist to convert the banking enterprise and society now and into destiny. This opposition’s awareness of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals is so important, with propositions like the ‘Sustainable Savings Account’ supporting to pressure finance toward the Goals, permitting clients to aid sustainable and accountable businesses. Finally, I would love to thank the Chartered Banker Institute and all the judges, for giving me a platform to share this concept.”

Steve Pateman, Chair of the Chartered Banker Institute commented:

“Having watched the finalists, I turned left with an influence of 4 younger people who care substantially about the effect of banks on society in its broadest experience and every confirmed a compassion and attention for which our enterprise isn’t normally renowned. I turned into left with a experience of admiration for his or her professionalism, creativity and ardour for his or her selected subject matter in addition to their empathy toward the demanding situations we are facing in society nowadays and withinside the destiny – a actual experience of looking to interact with the ones demanding situations and be a part of the answer that’s in which our enterprise and career wishes to be.

I would love to congratulate all of them, and in particular, Rosie Lyon on turning into our 2021 Young Banker of the Year.”

Simon Thompson, Chief Executive of the Chartered Banker Institute, commenting at the winner of the Audience Prize said:

“This year, as the United Kingdom gets equipped to host the United Nations Climate Conference, COP26, in November, we have been honoured that our Young Banker of the Year opposition turned into support for the primary time in its proud records through the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative – UNEP FI. Consequently, we attracted entrants from banks and bankers round the sector – making the competition extra difficult than ever.

I loved the type of approaches: James and Matthew centered on accelerating the uptake of sustainable finance, Edward on addressing the developing hassle of monetary exclusion and Rosie on helping a completely susceptible institution of clientspatients and survivors of home abuse. All will, while implemented, alternate banking, and alternate the sector for higher through supporting align banking with sustainability in the broadest experience – environmental sustainability, social sustainability, and constructing again higher from Covid-19, in order that financial prosperity is extra broadly shared, and considers the wishes of contemporary and destiny generations.

I had the remarkable delight in providing the Audience Prize to James Houston and would love to enroll in our judges in additionally congratulating Rosie for turning into, the 2021 Chartered Banker Young Banker of the Year.”


Source: Chartered Banker Institute