Sarah is an experienced social innovator who co-leads the Sydney office of the Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI). TACSI is an independent not-for-profit organisation that was seed funded by the South Australian Government and partners with government, not-for-profits, philanthropists and business to develop and spread innovations that change lives using a wide range of methodologies including design.
Sarah’s varied career has seen her leading change programs from within the heart of the UK government, the not for profit sector as well as boutique and large consultancies in the UK and Australia. She is driven by a passion to improve systems and services for service users or the general public which enable them to achieve better outcomes in their lives.
In the UK she oversaw the delivery of multi-million pound programs which tested the potential of social action (formal volunteering and more informal forms of people helping people) to transform the delivery of health and social care services in the UK. This included the development and delivery of evaluation programs including randomised control trials.
She is always on the lookout for new ideas and ways of working which she can add to her social innovator practice and toolkit.
In her 'spare time' she runs Two Tales Cafe with her partner in Alexandria, Sydney.
Make Trouble: Design for Change
We have paired up with Design for Change to host an evening of flash talks with design masters who are challenging design conventions and causing trouble in the design world.