Sarah Breeden

Executive Director, International Banks Supervision, Bank of England

Biography

Sarah is the Executive Director for International Banks Supervision at the PRA. She joined IBD in February 2015 as Director, Major Overseas Banks where she was responsible for supervision of the UK operation of the largest investment firms, banks and custodians.

Before moving into supervision, Sarah was a Director in the Financial Stability Strategy and Risk directorate, focused on development of the UK’s macro prudential policy making framework and supporting the Financial Policy Committee. Prior to that she was Head of the division in Financial Stability that assessed risks to financial stability from financial markets, the non-bank financial sector and the real economy.

Sarah led the Bank’s work to support the transition of prudential regulation of banks and insurers from the Financial Services Authority to the Bank. Prior to that she was head of the Bank’s Risk Management Division and head of Special Projects in the Markets directorate, leading the design and risk management of financial market operations undertaken by the Bank including those launched during the financial crisis.

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