As the leader of Natwest Groups’ Engineering team, Declan O’Gorman enables tens of millions of customers to engage with the bank where and when they want in a safe and secure manner. He oversees the bank’s engineering practice, technical talent approaches and common software assets, leading a community of 7,000 developers to embrace modern tools and methodologies.
Declan is passionate about seeking new ways to diversify, upskill and excite people about roles in technology. He co-sponsors the Natwest technology gender balanced initiatives, Women in Technology Employee Led Network and STEM Code Club programme, as well as sitting on the TechSheCan steering committee and a number of industry awards panels.
Natwest is committed to a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce, representing the communities it supports and representing a fair gender balance. The bank has been recognised as a Times Top 50 Employer for Women since its inception in 2006. It is also leading the industry by committing to a full gender balance in its top three layers by 2030 and providing equal parental support as well as introducing new award-winning initiatives to support career switchers / re-skilling.
Declan is a hands-on technologist and ex-Software Developer who lives in London with his two daughters aged five and nine. He enjoys cycling in his rare free time.
About Business in the Community’s Gender Equality Leadership Team
Each area of work Business in the Community (BITC) undertakes is led by a group of senior executives who provide strategic guidance and support us in achieving our objectives.
The purpose of BITC’s Gender Equality Leadership Team is to help ensure that women can achieve their full potential at work.
Find out more about BITC’s work on gender.