Sara Weller
Sara Weller

Appointed to the Board July 2020.

Sara is Chair of the Responsible Business Committee and a member of the Audit & Risk and Nominations Committees.


Sara’s previous roles include Managing Director of Argos and various senior positions at J Sainsbury, including Deputy Managing Director and serving on its board between 2002 and 2004. Sara was a Non-Executive Director of Lloyds Banking Group until May 2021 and United Utilities Group until July 2020. She was also the lead Non-Executive Director at the Department for Work and Pensions until April 2020, Lead Non Executive at the Department of Communities and Local Government 2010 to 2015, Non-Executive Director of Mitchells & Butlers and held senior management roles at Abbey National and Mars Confectionery.

Relevant skills and contribution to the Board

A broad perspective coming from a background in retail, fast moving consumer goods and financial services, as well as strong executive and non-executive board experience in regulated sector plcs and central Government organisations.

External appointments

Chair of The Money and Pensions Service and Non-Executive Director of Virgin Money UK and Clydesdale Bank (a subsidiary of the Virgin Money Group).