Sarah thrives on being a catalyst for change. She loves witnessing that moment when people or organisations realise they don’t have to stay ‘stuck’ and the possibilities open up before them. Comfortable with being uncomfortable, Sarah is a dab hand at reinvention, driven by a desire to surround herself with interesting people and ideas, challenge norms and make a difference. Tech Futures Lab is a great fit for her curious mind, allowing her to work with post-graduate students on their personal learning journeys (relishing the enormous diversity of their research), with corporates in the throes of transformation and with CEO Frances Valintine on the Lab’s own strategic path. She is also passionate about the agri-tech space and is the Chair of the Executive Council of AgriTech New Zealand. Being part of the team that took Tech Futures Lab from idea to reality has been hugely satisfying: “I love how fast we work. It makes you feel anything is possible.”
From her own wiggly professional path and her work advising large corporates in the UK, Sarah has a solid understanding of the dynamics of change at both the personal and organisational level. She also draws frequently on her ‘first career’ as a litigator. Focused on the problems that clients were unable to resolve for themselves, she developed strong critical thinking skills and an ability to look at an issue from multiple perspectives.
Sarah holds degrees in Law and Arts, as well as an MBA from BI Norwegian School of Management..