Sarah joined the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) in January 2020 as director of membership and engagement. She agreed to be interim chief executive from January 2021, before being appointed permanently in March 2022.
Sarah has held a number of leadership roles in the voluntary sector, most recently as chief executive of the umbrella charity The Neurological Alliance. She also spent time in senior management roles at Epilepsy Society, In Kind Direct and The Prince's Charities. She started her career in local government management, including working for the Mayor of London.
Sarah is a trustee of The Brain and Spine Foundation, a charity that supports people affected by neurological conditions by providing expert information, support and education. She also volunteers as a committee member of her son's primary school Parent Teacher Association
In terms of advice/learning to add to this from me I would say: It is not just getting the balance right between your career and raising young children – there is a third part to this equation which is you and your own wellbeing. Finding even a tiny bit of time for your own wellbeing will give better perspective on the work and parenting balance. And I know from experience this is easy to say but hard to do – but so important!