Founder and Director, Unchained
With over twenty years’ leadership experience in the not-for-profit sector, across five continents, Sarah brings an engaging and refreshing perspective to the professional speaking circuit. Known for her positivity and energy, Sarah draws upon lessons learnt while leading teams in humanitarian work internationally, and as a cancer nurse in Australia. She also uses her cross-cultural leadership experience to help develop critical skills in a global marketplace. In her keynote address and upcoming book: The Case for Caring – Why doing good is good business, Sarah uses corporate storytelling to demonstrate how building strong teams and creating a caring and outward-focused environment increases productivity and achieves sustainable results.
Since the age of 17, when she visited Africa for the first time, Sarah has dedicated her life to serving the poor and suffering. From the slums of India to the orphanages of Romania, a rubbish dump in Quito Ecuador, to a clinic in Zambia, and many other places in between, Sarah has learned life’s richest lessons from some of the world’s poorest people. Since 2010, she has focused on combatting modern slavery, and has worked in a safe house for survivors of human trafficking in Spain. As Founder and Director of Unchained, Sarah is now training and equipping businesses in Australia to be leaders in addressing modern slavery in their supply chains and operations. Sarah was Young Australian of the Year (NSW, 2004) and has received several other awards for her humanitarian work.