Sophie Chandauka MBE is Global COO of Shared Services and Banking Operations at Morgan Stanley. Previously, as Head of Group Treasury (Legal) at the Virgin Money Group, she leads capital raising activity in excess of £13BN in four years, including the flotation of Virgin Money as a FTSE 250 on the London Stock Exchange. Prior to this, she was a Senior Associate at global firm Baker McKenzie, advising public companies such as Nike, The Body Shop and Alliance Boots.
As a campaigner for diversity, equity and inclusion, Sophie is Head of Race Equity Strategy for the 30% Club; a member of The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), Chair and Chief Strategist of The Network of Networks (TNON); Chair and Executive Founder of the Black British Business Awards (BBBAwards). Sophie was born and raised in southern Africa and, through various merit-based scholarships, educated in Canada, the US and UK. She is a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow and has served on several non-profit boards, including Sentebale, founded by Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, to support children affected by HIV/ AIDS in Africa. In 2021, Sophie was honoured by HM Queen Elizabeth II and appointed as a Member of the British Empire (MBE) for services to diversity in business.