Head of Diversity & Inclusion Award
Since joining the RAF in 1999, Sarah has completed roles in the Personnel sphere, including roles in project and programme management, personnel management, initial military training and more recently a significant role in the Employment policy arena as the Diversity and Inclusion sponsor. Sarah has worked on managing a positive change in culture and has been exposed to all levels of the organisation to ensure that cultural developments underpin the current RAF Core Values and Standards. Across the D&I spectrum Sarah has delivered various benefits including improved employee engagement in Network Groups, increased recruitment of females and BAME personnel, and the RAF recognised as an employer of choice. Sarah is passionate about addressing under-representation and has worked with WISE and Royal Aeronautical Society to focus on the challenges in securing a strong future for females in STEM and non-typical careers. Sarah was recognised in the New Years Honours List 2016 with an MBE for her contributions to Diversity and Inclusion.