Sarah is a tested leader who quickly gets to grips with issues, frames them in strategic terms and communicates this clearly. She draws on a breadth of sector experience to highlight linkages between areas and is clear about how they can be integrated to organisational thinking and change.
Sarah is an experienced advisor to senior managers, chief executives, board members and government ministers in both New Zealand and Australia. Her breadth of sector experience makes her a highly versatile advisor with expertise in economic policy, housing, employment and skills, transport, energy and health and social services. Sarah combines high quality analytical skills with a strong set of strategy-shaping, problem-solving and communication skills.
Before joining MartinJenkins Sarah held a senior leadership role in the health sector and was Director Auckland for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. With this background, she is experienced in engaging with Maori and Pasifika communities. She has also held executive roles in the energy sector in New Zealand and Australia and spent her formative years at the New Zealand Treasury, including a period as Economic Advisor to the Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister.
Examples of Sarah’s experience include:
• Leadership of a significant cross portfolio work programme for a large economic agency
• Stewardship of the narrative of a large complex organisation through a period of change, including a crisis management role
• Transition and change management leadership for a corporate merger and regulatory reform programme.