The Board

The Officers and Board members are elected by the membership to lead and guide the development of IWF UK, focusing on key areas such as membership, events, communication, international links, and support for next generation leaders. All officers and Board members are Directors of IWF UK Ltd.

The Board meets six times a year and holds its AGM in the spring.

The Chair, Company Secretary, Treasurer and other Board members serve renewable two-year terms.

Board of Directors

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Shirley Cooper OBE

Shirley Cooper OBE is a Co-Founder and Commercial Director of Tapestry Compliance a multi award winning boutique global law firm specialising in global HR and incentives and a Non Executive Director at the Ministry of justice.

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Susan Young

Susan is a global executive with extensive business leadership experience in organisations of varying size and across many sectors

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Sylvana Caloni

Sylvana is a Leadership Consultant, Executive Coach, Facilitator of Peer Advisory Circles and Trainer. Prior to founding her business, she was an Executive Vice President, Senior Equity Analyst, Fund Manager and Head of Global Sector Research teams at Bankers Trust Financial Group.

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Lina Takla

Lina Takla (PhD) is a consultant advising start-up entrepreneurs in fintech and biotech. Currently, Lina is also an Associate at Collaborative Capacities where, she contributes as a co-facilitator and co-designer of conversations that meet client outcomes.

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Suzanne Todd

Suzanne Todd is a market leading family lawyer with more than 20 years' experience in conflict resolution. She is Joint-Head of Dispute Resolution (Europe) at international private client firm Withers.

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Ailbhe Fallon

Ailbhe Fallon is an experienced leader of multi-disciplinary programmes which support growth and development, and realise innovation, for enterprises large and small, around the globe.

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Gwen Jones

Gwen is an international executive known for turning around, transforming and growing a range of different businesses, often in difficult situations. She is a strong proponent of the ESG agenda, and has delivered several sustainable solutions in challenging industrial sectors.

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Jeanette Cowley

Jeanette is a CEDR Accredited Mediator; Coach; Artist; Creator of Voicing Possibilities Art-based Coaching Cards; and Managing Director of Go For Growth. She provides clients with a space to think, reflect and decide if, when and how to move forward.

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Kathryn Pretzel-Shiels

​Kathryn Pretzel-Shiels is an international business & marketing leader with over 30 years experience creating and growing commercially powerful B2B and B2C customer relationships.

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Nancy Glynn

Nancy specializes in Executive Development in 21st century leadership as a Coach, Consultant, Coaching Supervisor and Educator

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Rani Koya

Rani Koya is CEO and founder of a deep geothermal company, and a Non-Executive Director of South Essex College.

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Susan Vinnicombe CBE

​Susan's research interests focus on the lack of women in leadership, specifically on corporate boards; women's leadership styles and the issues involved in women developing their executive careers.