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Dr Sarah Blackburn

Dr Sarah Blackburn, Vice Chair

Dr Sarah Blackburn 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 for a public service property company.

Sarah was a founder 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. In 2014, she became a non-executive partner in The Green Practice, a primary care provider in Bristol.

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. She serves on the board of the Institute of Internal Auditors Global (IIA Global).


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