Rachel Lawrence, CFO, Secure Trust Bank PLC


“Purpose is key, do what you love and success will follow.”

Rachel Lawrence is CFO and Executive Board Director of Secure Trust Bank plc, she has over 20 years’ experience in Financial Services spanning Asset Management, Life & Pensions, Insurance and Banking.

She has significant experience in high growth and start up Banks and is a Chartered Management Accountant.

Rachel has been an active mentor to a number of women throughout her career, encouraging women to fulfil their dreams and ambitions.

In 2018 Rachel was a Finalist in the Women in Finance CFO of the Year.

Top tips

  • Push yourself, take the leap and make sure you are always slightly out of your comfort zone, that’s how you grow.
  • The power is in your own hands, you are the only person that can limit your ambition.
  • Be adaptable, Darwin said “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is most adaptable”.
  • Be authentic, it can be exhausting to be who you are not.
  • Lead by example (I know it is a cliché!), be self-aware and understand your impact on others.


the most valuable piece of advice SOMEONE HAS GIVEN YOU

Maintain a curious disposition and always ask questions, knowledge is king.

Your key piece advice to someone looking to progress

“Purpose is key, do what you love and success will follow.”