Sarah is Executive Vice President, Strategy and Innovation Initiatives for XL Catlin. Her responsibilities include acting as a director and investment team member for XL Innovate, working on various strategy projects, and serving as Non-Executive Chairman of New Ocean Management. She also serves as a board member of New Energy Risk and Stonestep.
Sarah spent over nine years as Chief Investment Officer of XL Group. As CIO, she was responsible for investment strategy, including asset allocation, performance, compliance and risk management, and was a member of XL’s Leadership team. Sarah joined XL in 2001 as CEO of XL Capital Investment Partners, leading both the hedge fund investing activities and investment manager affiliate program, where XL brought minority stakes in specialty asset management companies.
Before XL, Sarah worked at JPMorgan Chase for 16 years, including 10 years focused on hedge funds.
Sarah earned her MA with honors from Oxford University, UK. Before going up to Oxford, Sarah volunteered in a remote village in India, running nursery schools and women’s empowerment programs. She currently serves as a board member of READ Global, which believes that empowering rural communities is critical to alleviating global poverty in developing countries.