From Account Executive to CEO, Sarah climbed the career ladder in the fast-paced, highly competitive and volatile creative communications world, working with one of the leading global businesses within the WPP Group.
Sarah has experienced start-ups, acquisitions (from an agency and client perspective), mergers and integration of a small business (sub $5m) into a significantly larger one ($80m). She has had hands-on experience and responsibility for new business, HR & talent management, revenue and profit margin growth whilst building a team to accelerate her own learning and career development.
When Sarah became Managing Director of an agency merger, she undertook a restructure to grow revenue from sub $5m and single digit margin to over $17m revenue delivering the highest margin from all the operating companies within the Group. She’s instilled best practice capability in a number of areas during her 30 years’ commercial experience not just within the agency world but also with blue chip corporate clients. Pragmatic, open and collaborative, she is a people person who values the role that talent plays in achieving business success and to this end, has recently qualified and is now an AoEC accredited Executive Coach.
Outside of the business world Sarah has two teenage boys who keep her appraised of social media, the world of YouTube stars, grime and garage. Her husband Pete works in the Music industry and also keeps her on her toes as running partner, sounding board and voice of reason. They recently ran the inaugural London Landmarks Half Marathon, where Sarah came 8th in her age group, but more importantly raised over £8,000 for a local children’s hospice, Shooting Star Chase.
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