For close to fifteen years Sarah has been delivering policy and practice to help the social economy and civil society sector thrive. She has worked with social investors, co-operatives, social enterprises and voluntary and community organisations, all with a focus on how finance can create social good.
She is an investor in and Chair of Cultivate Oxford, a not-for-profit social enterprise bringing fresh, local, organically-grown food direct from farmers to the city. Prior to joining Ethex she worked at one of the largest social investment organisations in this country, The Social Investment Business, where she was exploring new investment products and supporting new programme development. Between 2008-2010, while at the Plunkett Foundation, she led Defra’s Social Enterprise Strategic Partnership and helped to secure funding for community-owned shops and rural transport social enterprises. She has also worked for NCVO’s pioneering Sustainable Funding Project and for New Philanthropy Capital.