Sarah is a professional Non-Executive Director, Advisor and Investor with extensive global executive leadership experience spanning FTSE 100 multinationals, international C-suite roles in the public and private sector, leading brands such as McKinsey & Co and Cadbury, Venture Capital and startups.
Sarah is a leader with global experience and skills in science, innovation and innovation based economies. Her roles have included Chief Scientist and Chief Innovation Officer at the Commonwealth Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Founding CEO of the CBR Innovation Network, PVC Innovation at the University of Newcastle, CEO of ANU Enterprise, management consulting with McKinsey & Co in Sydney, tenured Physics academic at UNE, and global head of Open Innovation at Cadbury plc in Reading UK. Her strategic, research, and innovation skills have been applied to board and advisory positions spanning government, venture capital, tech companies and social impact entities. Sarah has been engaged in a wide range of activity growing Australia’s innovation capability, through roles such as a member of Questacon’s Advisory Council, the Precincts Board, Director of ANSTO Nuclear Medicine and as a Fellow of ATSE. She has published via TV, radio, books, academic journals, magazines and newspapers and is an inventor on eight international patents.