[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”3101″ img_link_large=”yes” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full” css_animation=”bottom-to-top” img_filter=”none”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_text_separator title=”About” title_align=”separator_align_left” style=”four” element_type=”div”][vc_column_text]Sophie is the Head of Asset Financing at the Virgin Money Group. As a strategist and beneficiary of excellent opportunities that have arisen in great part as a result of exceptional sponsors and supportive employers, Sophie is a believer in empowerment. She is also passionate about the need to celebrate and shine a light on the often unsung outstanding achievements of, and excellence in leadership by, black people in business. The BBBAwards will powerfully project refreshing and inspiring images to millions of people, including, critically, the young generations; and form the basis of a number of other initiatives engaging leaders and businesses to transform industry.
Sophie’s transactions since January 2012 have included advising on the acquisition of Northern Rock and other corporate transactions in excess of £7bn. Prior to Virgin Money, Sophie was a Senior Associate at the leading global firm of Baker & McKenzie. Sophie has been recognised by the British Legal Awards, The Lawyer Awards, Women of the Future Awards and in Management Today’s 35 under 35. In 2013 she was profiled in Financial News’ editorial pick of 40 Rising Stars in the European legal profession. Sophie features as one of the top 100 most influential Black Britons on the Power List 2014. Sophie serves on the Board of Sentebale, a charity founded by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso, which provides psycho-social support for children affected by HIV in Africa. She is a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow and a member of the everywomanClub for senior women of influence in business.[/vc_column_text][vcex_spacing size=”10px”][vc_column_text][staff_social][/vc_column_text][vcex_spacing size=”30px”][/vc_column][/vc_row]