Date of Appointment: 29 May 2023
Sarah’s background in journalism and PR spans more than 30 years, working for a wide range of clients in the commercial, public and not for profit sectors. She has served on the boards of several leading London consultancies in a variety of senior roles, including as managing director, as well as over 20 years' experience as a non-executive director of both commercial organisations and charities.
Sarah’s volunteer roles reflect her interest in the arts, education, the environment and community action. In November she stepped down as Chair of Polka Theatre, one of Britain's leading arts venues for children, visited by over 100,000 children a year. While there, she oversaw the successful completion of Polka’s first ever capital project, raising £9m to redevelop the site as a lively community hub for young families. She is also a member of the governing council of Royal Holloway, University of London which has one of the finest collections of 19th century paintings in the country.
Sarah recently stepped down as Chair of Hillgate Public Relations and was previously a trustee of the Careers Development Group (now Shaw Trust) and First Step Trust and was on the Global Fundraising Board of the aid and sustainable development charity, Tearfund. She also mentors young people in the charity and arts sectors.