As Managing Director of Avanade Australia, Sarah leads an innovative consulting team dedicated to solving complex business issues for clients using the leading technologies of the Microsoft ecosystem.
Sarah’s experience with services, digital and technology businesses, as well as leading strategic growth, acquisition and transformation programmes has provided the opportunity to work with many high profile and iconic clients across most market segments and many industries. She recently moved to lead Avanade from IBM where she held several executive roles across many countries spanning Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa and Latin America, and at the highest levels of Country, Service-line and Industry leadership. Prior to IBM, Sarah was a Partner at PwC.
Sarah is passionate about people, and builds organisational capabilities from graduate programmes to leaders. She enjoys working with collaborative and open teams, where communication and engagement are truly valued. She is an active mentor, and Executive Sponsor of Diversity and Inclusion programmes. Sought out as a speaker she is a frequent presenter on topics reaching across Industry (CEDA); Leadership (MBS, AICD); and Diversity and Inclusion (Women in Technology), as well as participating in media and analyst briefings.
Sarah has a Bachelor of Business, is a Chartered Accountant and a graduate of AICD. She is a Non-Executive Director of Ovarian Cancer Australia.
Born in New Zealand, Sarah has lived in many cities in across Asia Pacific, and has three healthy and energetic children. She enjoys her other interests with her family including travel, sport, tennis, and antiques.