Sophie joined Downing in 2016 as fund administrator for the Ventures team. In 2017 she took up the role of Ventures Assistant where she focusses on building a platform of support services for investee companies. Sophie is also responsible for managing co-ordination with other parts of the business, including fund administration, sales and marketing. Prior to joining Downing, Sophie worked in the property industry in Australia and as a client service executive for a large investment management company in the UK. In 2013, she graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in sociology.