Sarah Coles


Telephone: 07833147617 

College: College of Life and Environmental Sciences
Discipline: Psychology
Department: Cognitive psychology
Research Centre/Unit: Mood Disorders Centre

Work Experience
November 2014 to October 2019 - Madison Pacific Trust Limited
Head of Trading and Research, Hong Kong
July 2008 to April 2013 - Prudential Capital (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
Associate Director, Principal Finance & Group Treasury team, Singapore office
April 2007 to March 2008 - Manager, WBS Specialist, Structured Investment Vehicle, HSBC UK
Manager in market leading structured investment vehicle and ABCP conduit team with total assets under management of US$80bn
September 2003 to April 2007 Royal Bank of Scotland
Associate, Corporate Debt Capital Markets

Activities and Interests
• I enjoy yoga, hiking and running outdoors, exploring nature
o Completed 100 hours Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher Training in 2017
o Completed 200 hours Baptist Yoga Teacher Training in 2016
o Competed SCB Half Marathon in 2009
o Gold Duke of Edinburgh obtained in 1999
o I helped to establish the DofE LSE society and acted as its President (1999-2001)
• I enjoy playing piano and the harp, as well as singing in choirs
o Obtained Grade 8 Associated Board exam in piano in 1996
• I play bridge socially and competitively
o President of the LSE Bridge Society (2000-1)
• I have undertaken various activities for charity
o BMS World Mission Action Team programme (2002) which involved spending 6 months working with street children in pre-schools in shanty towns in North-East Brazil
o Participated in a humanitarian relief trip to Bosnia (2000) to provide aid to the refugees

Communication skills
• Fluent in Portuguese and English
• Intermediate level in French
• Beginner in Mandarin having spent 15 years living in Singapore and Hong Kong (completed Level 4 Mandarin course at the National University of Singapore)
• Computer literate in Pub Med, Bloomberg, Word, Excel and Powerpoint as well as working knowledge of statistical analysis programmes such as SPSS
• Involvement in Women in Banking and Finance Toastmasters & Rotary Youth Speakers

Previous Academic Achievements
1999 Wycombe Abbey Economics Prize
1997 British Council Prize for the best GCSE results of my year
1995 Golden Jubilee Scholarship at St Julian’s School, Lisbon for academic merit
1991 Wrote and published a children’s storybook at the age of 11
1990 Became a member of Mensa