FSCS appoints new member to its Executive Team

10 Aug 2021 12:24 PM

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) has appointed Sabah Carter to its Executive Team as Chief Data, Intelligence and Technology Officer.

Sabah was formerly Senior Vice President and CIO at News Corp and served as the Chair for the Corporate IT Forum’s Members Council. She was also a member of the Board of Directors for News Technology Services, a subsidiary company of News Corp.

During her time at News Corp Sabah also held the titles of CIO Global Operations and CIO Enterprise Systems, managing strategic relationships with technology partners and leading key business initiatives.

Sabah has more than 20 years’ experience in the IT industry holding leadership roles within several companies including Pearson English, BBC Worldwide, Capgemini and the Financial Times where she specialised in delivering transformative change to internal and external audiences.

Sabah has a BA honours degree in Politics and Economics from Goldsmiths College and an MSc in Business Systems Analysis and Design from City, University of London.

Sabah yesterday said:

“I am hugely excited to be joining the FSCS Executive Team in this business-critical role.  I’m looking forward to rising to the challenges I have no doubt this role will present and ensuring that we make the best use of the technology, data and intelligence we have access to, whilst ensuring FSCS’s customers remain at the heart of everything we do.”

Sabah’s arrival into this new role marks Caroline Rainbird’s final appointment to her restructured Executive Team.  Over the last 15 months, Caroline has built a new c-suite to deliver FSCS’s ambitious strategic agenda for the 2020s.  Of the eight Executive Team roles including the Chief Executive Officer, six are held by women, making the FSCS executive 75% female.  This contrasts with just 26% on average across the financial services sector (based on the five-year review of the Women in Finance Charter of which FSCS is a signatory). 

FSCS was delighted to be recognised as a Times Top 50 Employer for Women in 2021.

Caroline, FSCS CEO, yesterday said:

“I am delighted to welcome Sabah to FSCS’s Executive Team as Chief Data, Intelligence and Technology Officer. 

“Now that our newly structured Executive Team is complete, I’m looking forward to the energy, innovation and purpose we will each contribute as we move further into the 2020s and continue to implement FSCS’s strategic objectives.”

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