Sarah has been Respect’s Chair for 5 years and has led the board through an extraordinary period of growth and development. Sarah has overseen the development and implementation of Respect’s new strategy and has helped develop and diversify the Board. Sarah spent 25 years in the public sector, working as a senior leader both at HM Treasury and at Camden Council. She has considerable experience in strategy and policy development and leading change. Sarah is extremely proud of the way in which Respect has raised the profile of the critical need to hold perpetrators to account for domestic abuse, and to put the needs and safety of survivors at the centre of DVA work. This transformation is due to the commitment and determination of it's staff and trustees for over 20 years, and she is very honoured to be the Chair at the present time.