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Elizabeth O'Connell, CFA

Chief Strategy Officer, New York

Elizabeth O’Connell is Chief Strategy Officer and a member of Burford’s Management and Commitments Committees with responsibility for identifying strategic market opportunities. Ms. O’Connell has been with Burford since inception. From 2009 to August 2019, she served as its Chief Financial Officer and as a Managing Director responsible for overseeing the company’s finance function and investor relations. 

Prior to Burford’s founding, Ms. O'Connell was a Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Glenavy Capital, an international investment firm. Ms. O'Connell was also Chief Financial Officer of Churchill Ventures Limited, a technology and media company listed on NYSE American (formerly known as the American Stock Exchange). Earlier in her career, Ms. O'Connell was a senior Equity Syndicate Director at Credit Suisse. Before that, she spent the bulk of her investment banking career at Salomon Brothers (later Citigroup). She began her finance career in foreign exchange sales at Bank of America. Ms. O'Connell is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Ms. O'Connell has been married to Christopher Bogart, Burford’s Chief Executive Officer, since 1992.


  • Glenavy Capital LLC

    Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer

  • Churchill Ventures Limited

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Credit Suisse

    Senior Equity Syndicate Director

  • Salomon Brothers (now Citigroup)



  • The University of Western Ontario, Richard Ivey School of Business


  • The University of Western Ontario, Huron University College