Sarah is an experienced leader with a career that spans corporate, not-for-profit, and government sectors. Her earlier career involved micro-finance and international development roles, delivering social and economic change through locally designed and led programs across 18 countries, including living and working in the Philippines.
At the City of Sydney, Sarah has led the Grants and Sponsorship team in aligning the grants program with the City’s strategic outcomes (Sustainable Sydney 2030) and managed the distribution of $20 million in grants p.a.
In her current role as Head of the Project Management Office, Sarah oversees the intersection of strategy and implementation, supporting effective governance and decision-making across a portfolio of over 300 projects valued at $300 million p.a.
Sarah has supported AIA and CancerAid in measuring the social and economic outcomes of their partnership to inform future strategic investment. This involved developing a problem statement, Theory of Change and Shared Value Measurement Framework.
Sarah graduated with excellence from her MBA (Social Impact) at the Australian School of Management (UNSW) and received a Centre of Social Impact scholarship award in 2020. Passionate about social innovation, Sarah supports the ‘third sector’ as a non-executive board member and actively supports social enterprise start-ups.