Sarah leads the Board of Trustees. Her career has taken her across a broad range of sectors including retail, technology and third sector, in organisations of all sizes from small start-ups to multi nationals. Much of her recent working life has been spent with the RNLI. After ‘earning her stripes’ as a fundraiser, she moved into HR in 2001, ultimately heading up the HR and Organisational Development function for the RNLI. Unsurprisingly, she is a passionate advocate of volunteering and she wears a number of volunteer hats including a governor at Roselyon School and she has been a Trustee at Cornwall Air Ambulance since June 2014.
In her working life, Sarah runs a consultancy service, The Critical Friend, acting as a sounding board, coach and catalyst for senior leaders across the South West. Her work focuses on resilience, leadership development, strategic planning, high performance and managing sustainable change. Additionally, Sarah is an associate Non Executive Director at the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust.
She is a Chartered Fellow of CIPD, with an MSc in Strategic Personnel and Development.
Married to Simon, they are both keen foodies and when not cooking or eating, they are found walking their dog around some of Cornwall’s beautiful coastline.