Sarah has worked in the social care sector for 30 years, predominantly within voluntary organisations working with disabled people.
Starting off as a support worker in the 1980s, she has worked in organisations such as RNID, Sense and The Guinness Partnership in a range of operational roles.
Most recently, she has worked as the Deputy Chief Executive with Walsingham Support, a national disability charity.
Sarah said: “I have had a wonderful first few weeks getting to know the charity and its people.
“I have long known about the reputation of Papworth Trust and I have always admired them from a distance.
“I have genuinely enjoyed every minute so far and I feel privileged to lead such an amazing charity who does so much good for disabled people, their families and carers across the East of England.”
Sarah has an MSc from the University of St Andrews in Adults with Learning Disabilities who have Significant and Complex Needs and also a NHS BA (Hons) in Healthcare Management from the University of Luton.
Sarah is also a trustee with both The League Against Cruel Sports and Pathways to Independence, a homelessness and ex-offender charity.