Sophie O’Connor was appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of Sanne Group plc on 16 November 2020. Sophie is also Chair of the Audit Committee, a member of the Risk and Nomination & Governance Committees, and was appointed as a Designated NED on 19 May 2021.
Sophie also serves as an Independent Non-executive Director for Lloyds Banking Group Insurance (including Scottish Widows), Bupa Insurance, and BNY Mellon (International) Ltd. Her responsibilities include being the Chair of Scottish Widows Unit Trust Managers and HBOS Investment Fund Managers and the Chair of the Audit Committee of the Lloyds Bank Group Insurance and BNY Mellon (International).
Sophie is a qualified accountant and started her career at Ernst & Young. She then worked for 15 years at Merrill Lynch (now Bank of America Merrill Lynch), where she had various roles including Chief Finance Officer and Chief Operating Officer of divisions both in the UK and the USA. Previous Non-Executive Director roles include Mineworkers’ Pension Scheme and Reliance Mutual Insurance Society.