Appointed to the Board in July 2020. Sara is a member of the Audit & Risk, Nominations and Digital Impact & Sustainability Committees.

Experience

Sara’s previous roles include managing director of Argos and various senior positions at J Sainsbury's, including deputy managing director. Sara served on the board of J Sainsbury plc between 2002 and 2004. Sara was also a non-executive director of United Utilities Group until July 2020 and the lead non-executive director at the Department for Work and Pensions until April 2020. She has also previously been 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 having had a background in retail, fast moving consumer goods and financial services, as well strong board experience at both executive and non-executive level.

External appointments

Non-executive director of Lloyds Banking Group and a trustee of Lloyds Bank Foundation for England & Wales.