Sarah is CBI’s champion for growing regions and is responsible for CBI’s members in the North, Midlands, East and South West and the devolved nations. In 2016, CBI’s focus is on growing regional prosperity and competitiveness to ensure a stronger UK economy – a project which Sarah is leading. Sarah also leads on CBI’s support for Business North, a network set up to strengthen business engagement at a pan northern level.
Sarah has a strong regional background having worked for the Regional Development Agency, One North East and completed a MSC in Urban Policy and Regeneration. Sarah was previously CBI’s director in the North East, directly representing northern businesses to ensure they have a strong voice in regional, national and international policy making.
Sarah qualified as a solicitor at Clifford Chance in 1999 and worked internationally in their Shanghai and Hong Kong offices before leaving the law and joining Arthur Andersen Consulting working in London and Chicago.