Sarah Bates

Sarah joined the Board of St James’s Place Plc as an independent Non-executive Director in 2004. She also joined the Investment Committee at that time. She was appointed Chair on 1st January 2014 and is also Chair of the Nominations Committee.

Sarah has over 37 years’ valuable experience of the investment and investment management world: she is currently also Chair of Polar Capital Technology Trust plc, a Non-Executive director of Worldwide Health Care Trust and a Special member of the investment committee of the University Superannuation Scheme. She is also a trustee of the Liver Group Charity, Chair of the St Joseph’s Hospice investment panel and on the investment panel of the National Heritage Memorial Fund. She has considerable experience as Chair, Senior Independent Director, Trustee and as an Advisor, of or to a wide variety of organisations including investment and real estate companies, pension funds, industry associations and charities. She was CEO of Invesco Institutional (UK) until 2003, and has a BA (hons) from Trinity Hall, Cambridge University in Law and an MBA from the London Business School, specialising in investment and finance.