Sally Procopis

Chief Operating Officer


I trained and qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen in London, then worked at Cadbury Schweppes plc as a financial analyst before moving into the government/not-for-profit sector.

I worked first at the Big Lottery Fund and then at Futurebuilders England (now the Social Investment Business) as Resources Director/COO, helping establish and develop the organisation from a start-up into a team of over 50 staff, managing a £200m fund. Returning to professional services in 2008, I spent ten years at Linklaters LLP in the role of Divisional Business Manager, gaining extensive experience of global law firm management. I joined Bates Wells in June 2018.

Qualifications and career

  • BA Hons Modern & Medieval Languages (French & German), Cambridge University
  • ICAEW (Chartered Accountant)

Pro bono, memberships, and appointments

  • Trustee of the AKO Foundation (March 2020)
  • Trustee and Chair of Finance & Audit Committee of Relate (2017-18)
  • Trustee and Chair of Finance, Audit & Risk Committee of National Deaf Children’s Society (2012-18).
  • Independent Expert on the Audit & Risk Committee of the Samaritans (2006-12)