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Sarah Pritchard

Sarah Pritchard

Executive Director, Markets, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

Sarah is Executive Director Markets and, since April 2023, also Executive Director International.
As Executive Director Markets she is responsible for the delivery of the FCA’s statutory market integrity objective and co-leads the combined Supervision, Policy and Competition (SPC) division with Sheldon Mills. 

As Executive Director International she leads our international function, proving overall leadership for our international priorities in support of the FCA strategy.

Prior to joining the FCA Sarah was the Director of the National Economic Crime Centre (NECC), a multi-agency partnership housed in the National Crime Agency, created in late 2018 to deliver UK system leadership on economic crime. Before then she was General Counsel/Legal Director for the National Crime Agency as well as leading the NCA's transformational people programme.

Her career has involved stints in investigative, operational and legal roles in a range of government departments and in the private sector. Within the private sector she has led global financial crime compliance and reputational risk teams at HSBC and qualified as a commercial litigator with Dechert LLP.