In the most recent edition of GTR’s Women in Trade Finance series, Sanne Wass talks to Sian Aspinall, BPL Global’s Managing Director, about her career success and how the industry can best tackle gender bias.
Having worked within credit and political risk insurance for almost 30 years – starting as a political risk broker at Investment Insurance International – Aspinall carved out an impressive reputation within a market renowned for its ‘macho culture’.
After quitting her job to focus on achieving a work-life balance in 2007, BPL Global asked Aspinall to join them. “They approached me knowing they would have to offer a job on a flexible basis, otherwise I wouldn’t be able to do it,” she says. An understanding and flexible employer, she explains, makes a massive difference. In late 2015, Aspinall took on the of role managing director.