Rebecca is the Founder and Managing Director of Seawolf Sustainability Consulting and a Senior Sustainable Finance Advisor. The consulting company supports management teams in small and medium size businesses, aiming to help them move toward a more sustainable business model. Rebecca has been a sustainability consultant to the financial industry, accountants and the C-Suite for over two years.
Formerly Rebecca was the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Sustainable Finance at HSBC Holdings plc. In this role Rebecca was responsible for the group-wide financials relating to Sustainable Finance products. In addition, Rebecca was responsible for HSBC’s external ESG reporting and investor relations activity – including TCFD and corporate reporting on the SDGs. Rebecca was the Chair of the European Banking Federation industry SDG working group and a member of other advisory groups to progress sustainability reporting. E.g. Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, World Economic Forum, etc.
Rebecca has approximately 20 years of financial industry experience, including leading HSBC’s response to the Enhanced Disclosure Task Force to aid greater transparency in banks’ disclosures immediately after the financial crisis. Rebecca is a Chartered Global Management Accountant and obtained a BSc in Economics and Politics from the University of Southampton, where she now has the role of Deputy Chair and Trustee for the Student Union. In 2020 she completed a Masters at the University of Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership.