Sarah Deaves brought up in Winslow and she was daughter of two architects.
At our school, she was well-liked, academically able and tall; the latter quality helped her to be good at tennis and hockey.
Sarah Deaves read Geography at Oxford University and then pursued a career in banking with NatWest where she rose from handling fishy notes to become Head of Commercial Cards for NatWest Card Services. Sarah added to her academic qualifications by gained an MBA from Warwick Business School.
Sarah soon became one of the leading business people in the UK and her abilities were acknowledged when she was appointed to be Chief Executive of Coutts Bank – the banker for our Queen!
Hot News! We hear that Sarah has left Coutts Bank and moved to its parent company, RBS to be in charge of accounts for its most affluent customers. Her work at Coutts had been highly regarded but the credit crunch led to difficulties. For instance, Coutts traditionally dealt only with the investments of those with more than £200 000 to invest. Many investments lost value during the financial storms of 2008 and some investors’ capital fell below the agreed level. Apparently, some investors were asked to top up their funds or take their business elsewhere.