Schroders Head of UK Intermediary Solutions wins Woman of the Year at Professional Advisers’ Women in Financial Awards 2021

We are pleased to announce that Schroders Head of UK Intermediary Solutions, Gillian Hepburn, has been named ‘Woman of the Year – Investment’ at Professional Advisers’ Women in Financial Advice Awards 2021.

In conferring this award, the panel of judges recognised Gillian’s outstanding contribution to the Investment sector of the UK financial services industry.

Gillian also received a special commendation in the category ‘Role Model of the Year (Larger Firms),’ The judges acknowledged her work in helping to promote women’s careers through education, training, leadership and mentoring and helping them to fulfil their potential and achieve excellence in the work place.

Gillian Hepburn, Head of UK Intermediary Solutions commented:

“I’m thrilled to have received this recognition. But the award is also a recognition of the huge effort which the Schroders team and myself have put in to deliver investment solutions and services to support financial advisers and their clients.

“In addition, addressing diversity and inclusion in the financial services industry is a key priority for Schroders and the broader industry and Schroders have continually been supportive of the work I have done this area in the last year.

“These awards are a good reminder that we can change more together than alone. It is always fantastic to see so many women come together to support each others’ careers and recognise our achievements. We continue to be on a journey but I believe that we are starting to see real change in creating a more inclusive industry."