Sarah was appointed Group Company Secretary of Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. in 2016, having spent the best part of 12 years with AIB, almost 8 of which were in company secretariat. Sarah and her team are responsible for advising the Board and Executive on all governance matters, monitoring compliance with Irish, UK and EU corporate governance obligations, the listing rules of the Euronext Ireland and London Stock Exchanges, Market Abuse Regulation and general company law and company secretarial matters.
In her first year in the role, Sarah’s team facilitated a successful IPO and establishment of the holding company and in 2018, she was awarded Company Secretary of the Year by the ICSA. Sarah is a graduate of Economics and Geography from UCD, a qualified financial advisor and a licensed compliance officer.