Sarah’s childhood passion for nature led, via degrees in zoology and Natural Resource Management, to a career in conservation. A respected senior leader and conservationist Sarah has extensive experience gained from international expeditions, research, ecological consultancy and various roles with Radnorshire Wildlife Trust, the RSPB and latterly Natural England where she has held leadership roles in both operational and strategy remits. Her career has been characterised by finding innovative solutions using the policy framework to drive change. A qualified coach, she has a particular interest in supporting others to achieve their potential. Sarah is an advocate for diversity and inclusion in the sector and a senior champion for LGBTQIA+ within Natural England. Lockdowns in 2020 rekindled Sarah’s childhood fascination with invertebrates.