Dr Sarah Blackburn is a non-executive director, chairing the NHS Digital Assurance and Risk Committee.
She has been the chief executive of the Wayside Network, a group of consultants specialising in governance, since 2002. She has worked as a director of assurance and risk management for Argos, Kingfisher, RAC and Exel, and Hanover Housing Group. Sarah was a founding member of the Healthcare Commission Board and a member of the editorial board of the first NHS Integrated Governance Handbook. Since 2005, she has been a director of a private company supplying primary care and addiction services to secure environments in the NHS.
Sarah's other non-executive director roles have included the Identity and Passport Service, the Open University and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. She is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and a past president and chartered fellow of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors.