Elected Trustee – May 2014
Sarika Patel is a business leader with over 25 years experience in a mixture of public and private organisations. She is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Marketer. She is also a graduate in law. A proven leader in international business, Sarika's experience includes leading large multi-sited teams, corporate development and finance, acquiring, integrating and developing businesses as well as company restructuring and turnaround.
A partner at Zeus Capital leading cross-border transactions focused on infrastructure, real estate and technology sectors, Sarika has been on a host of public and private sector boards and is currently a commissioner and chair of the audit committee at the Gambling Commission. She is on the board of Imperial Healthcare Trust. She has just stepped down from the board of Centrepoint, a leading charity aimed at supporting homeless young people where she was vice chair.
Having acquired her exceptional depth of experience through her career from starting at Price Waterhouse Coopers, Sarika held early coalface roles in private enterprise and increasingly senior positions in the public sector which culminated in being Director of Innovation at London Development Agency. From there she moved into the ‘advisory’ business as National Head of Technology at Grant Thornton. She then led the European operation of a large Indian conglomerate MW Corp, including running a manufacturing business based in Italy, before joining Zeus.
Sarika is Chair of the Ri Audit Committee.