Sarah has spent most of her career in-house. As well as having had the opportunity to provide leadership and legal support on a wide range of issues, she also has considerable management experience at an executive level in particular in the design, creation and management of legal departments.

After graduating from Edinburgh University, she trained with Dickson Minto WS and qualified as a solicitor in Scotland. She then joined Christian Salvesen PLC, the European logistics company and spent 10 years there, latterly leading the legal and corporate development team as Legal and Corporate Development

In 2001 Sarah joined Damovo Group SA, a telecoms service company, as GC and Company Secretary and subsequently became GC for Sodexo UK and Ireland, the catering and support services business.  In 2009 she joined LBC Wise Counsel to manage a project with Hammerson plc the FTSE 100 shopping centre and premium outlets owner and manager. In 2010 she was appointed Hammerson’s first General Counsel and the following year also took on the Company Secretary role. She is a member of the Group Executive Committee and sits on a number of joint venture Boards.