Sarah is a humanitarian and development practitioner and senior manager with extensive experience across different humanitarian emergencies and risk environments in Africa, Asia and Latin America. She is a qualified public health practitioner with extensive field experience in WASH, community health, food security, nutrition, shelter and early recovery both at field and head office levels and holds an MSc in International Development from London school of Economics. She has a particular interest in building capacity and supporting southern actors in humanitarian response and resilience.
She has played a key role in innovation in the sector including HIV in emergencies, preparedness, DRR, resilience and the establishment of CBHA (Consortium of British Humanitarian Agencies) now the Start Network, where she was seconded as the Interim Director during the initial set up phase. CBHA has carried out innovative multi agencies projects on integrated logistics systems, humanitarian professionalism and training and pooled funding.
With experience of interagency humanitarian advocacy and communications she helped to establish the BOND DRR group and has gained previous steering group/board experience with CBHA and Global network for Disaster Reduction. She has represented these consortia at large international conferences and governance processes.
Currently Sarah is the Head of Large and Complex Programmes Division at Christian Aid.