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Mrs Sarah Bates


Law and Philosophy
Fellow type
Honorary Fellow

Honorary Fellow, Alumna 1977 Law and Philosophy


Sarah is currently Chair of the John Lewis Partnership Trust for Pensions, Polar Capital Technology Trust and The Diversity Project Charity. She is a Non-Executive Director of the Worldwide Healthcare Trust and is a member of the Investment Committees of the USS and the BBC Pension Schemes and the National Heritage Memorial Fund.  She is also a mentor through Chairmen Mentors International.

Sarah has a long and distinguished career in the savings and investment sector and in the voluntary sector. She was an investment analyst, investment manager and then CEO of an institutional asset management business in the UK. She has also been a director and Chair of organisations ranging from a small youth project in south Islington to a FTSE 100 company (St James’s Place), and including the Association of Investment Companies, Merian Global Investors and the investment committees of the Cancer Research Campaign Pension fund and St Joseph’s Hospice. She is a co-Founder of The Diversity Project which is seeking to improve diversity and inclusion on many measures across the savings sector.

Sarah graduated from Trinity Hall in 1980 with a BA in Law (Part 1 Philosophy) and has an MBA (technically an MSc) from the London Business School. She is a Fellow of CFA UK.