WIBA’s committee is elected annually by the members at the Annual General Meeting.

Each year the committee includes a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer and several members without portfolio to co-ordinate activities and manage the organisation on members’ behalf. From time to time, the committee can co-opt members to undertake specialist project activities as required. A part-time administrator supports the work of the committee and general member administration.


2019 Committee


Lucy Caddick

Lucy Caddick is Director of Finance and Operations at Elmhurst Ballet School, the associate school of the Birmingham Royal Ballet, and is the UK’s oldest established vocational ballet school. Lucy oversees Finance, HR, Facilities, IT, and Catering and is a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Having graduated from Manchester University with a BA degree in European Studies and Modern Languages in 2003, Lucy joined BDO LLP as a trainee, qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the ICAEW in 2006 and progressed to Senior Manager by 2012. During her 11 years with BDO, in addition to servicing audit clients, Lucy was involved in recruitment, CSR volunteering, business development and designing and delivering technical and personal skills training.

Outside work, Lucy is kept busy by her two young children. She enjoys spending time supporting Aston Villa Football Club, keeping fit and socialising with friends.

Lucy has been a WiBA member since 2010 and was elected as Chair for the second time in 2018, having previously fulfilled the role from 2013-2015. Lucy is passionate about creating opportunities for women in business to develop and to shine and is proud of WiBA’s role in promoting women in the West Midlands over the past 28 years.



Vice Chair:
Donna Holmes - Anthony Collins solicitors

Donna is a Partner at Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP where she advises and supports clients in planning their future, their way - through Estate and personal tax planning, wills and powers of attorney. Donna supports families who have suffered a bereavement in dealing with the probate and estate administration process ensuring that people are able to concentrate on the important things in life – their families and loved ones – whist the legal bits of life are taken care of for them. Donna also acts for clients who are unable to manage their own financial affairs by being appointed as their Court of Protection Deputy and is a member of the Office of the Public Guardian Panel of Deputies of Last Resort.
Outside of work, Donna volunteers extensively for Girlguiding UK, and runs a weekly Rainbow and Brownie group which keeps her on her toes – and up to date with the latest music!
Anthony Collins Solicitors is a law firm with a clear purpose to improve lives, communities and society and concentrates in legal delivery in 7 specialist sectors, providing a full width, client focussed service.



Janette Rawlinson - Just Real Solutions

Janette is Principal Consultant at Just Real Solutions, an independent consultancy specialising in international business, diversity, people and business development. She develops solutions for clients including individual, team or board development, coaching and mentoring programmes, evaluations and other assignments. Clients include Trade bodies, local Authorities, VCS organisations, academia, and national organisations. Her consultancy builds on an extensive corporate career as Head of Investor Development at Advantage West Midlands and 19 years' international trade and commercial management with P&O Containers including working overseas.

A Non Executive Director in the NHS from 2006 in a Primary Care Trust and Chair of Community Healthcare Services, since 2012 in a Clinical Commissioning Group awarded HSJ CCG of the Year 2013 and 2015. She is a member of several national cancer research committees for Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, BTOG, NHSE, Macmillan, PHE, CRUK and NCRI and an active advocate.  An active networker and public speaker with extensive operational and strategic experience, she raises the issues of diversity, leadership, advocacy and the people reaching their potential in our global economy.She chairs the West Midlands IoD Women as Leaders group, is a member of the Institute of Directors and a qualified Director and Coach.

A wiba member since 1999, committee member since 2003, former chair and treasurer since 2005, she continues to support wiba’s development.
In her spare time, she enjoys swimming and travel.




Kirsty Cartwright - Brewin Dolphin

Kirsty is an investment manager and Assistant Director in the Birmingham office of Brewin Dolphin where she has worked for almost twelve years.  Kirsty has more than seventeen year's experience in the wealth management industry and looks after the investment management needs of a wide range of private clients listening carefuly to their needs, requirements and concerns, often working closely with the clients' other trusted advisors.
Kirsty is a fully qualified Chartered Fellow of the Securities & investment Institute (CISI) and is also a member of the CISI Birmingham Committee where she is responsible for continuous professional development events.

Kirsty is an active networker and was a member of WIBA in January 2006 until December 2007.  Kirsty rejoined WIBA in January 2017 and has been a regular supporter of the monthly events and joined the committee in December 2017.



Member at Large:
Saranne Moreno
- Birmingham Children's Hospital Charity

Saranne Moreno is the New Business Manager for Birmingham Children’s hospital Charity working to develop the Charity’s connections, partnership, raise awareness within the region’s corporate community and helping organisations reach their CSR objectives through supporting Birmingham Children’s Hospital’s work and development.

Passionate about Birmingham, with a background in Business Development and New Business Management, Saranne joined Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity in 2015 following 8 years with SACO, the Serviced Apartments Company where she gained a breadth of experience within business travel from operational roles through to sales and more recently Regional Business Development.

An active networker, Saranne joined WiBA in 2011 becoming an active committee member shortly after, serving as Vice Chair from 2013 – 2015.
Saranne is a keen runner, a fan of fitness and wellbeing, enjoys travel and most importantly loves being Mom to her young daughter.

Saranne served as Chair of wiba from 2015 - 2017.




Rachel McGowan