As Compliance Officer, Sarah oversees the Nesta Investment Team's obligations to the Financial Conduct Authority.

Sarah is responsible for the internal systems and controls that ensure we are compliant with the rules and regulations that apply to Nesta's regulated investment activity, both in venture investing and the Arts & Culture Finance programme. Sarah is a qualified lawyer, specialising in funds and financial services, and assists Nesta’s in-house Legal Team on relevant matters.

Sarah has 15 years' experience in funds and financial services, initially training and qualifying in private practice at BLP (now Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner). She has worked in-house for banks, asset managers and pension managers and, more recently, has been providing outsourced in-house counsel services to start-ups in the investment space.