Sarah has over 20 years of economic development experience including as CBI Director, Regions and Nations. She qualified as a lawyer with Clifford Chance working in London, Hong Kong and Shanghai and has a MSc in Urban Regeneration, an MBA and is currently completing a PHD scholarship at Durham University. Sarah also holds non-executive roles with Ryder Architecture, National Trust, Newcastle University and TWAM, and is Chair of Bank of England’s North East Citizen Panel.