Sophie is the Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee and sits on the Governance & Remuneration and Investment Committees. Sophie O'Connor spent 15 years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch after qualifying as an accountant with Ernst and Young. She is currently Non-Executive Director of Scottish Widows/Lloyds Banking Group Insurance, Bupa Insurance and BNY Mellon, and Trustee of MalariaNoMore UK. She has an MA in History from Cambridge University.

Sophie is married with three children, who are enjoying starting to play cricket at school and with their local club.