Sara Goodwin is an experienced corporate governance solicitor and senior manager, specialising in working across sector functions to deliver both embedded and positive organisational change.

Sara is also a former director of Solutions for Governance, providing governance information and risk management consultancy advice to a wide range of public sector clients.

Sara’s career encompasses over 20 years in the public sector where she has undertaken senior, Board level and statutory roles in a diverse range of local authorities. This included time as a Head of Legal for a non-departmental public body, Standards for England.

She has typically led multi-disciplinary teams with multiple objectives in a corporate strategic planning and regulatory context. This involved responsibility as the key legal advisor to local authorities’ political leaders and their respective chief executive officers.

Sara has a track record of leading organisational change and of both improving performance and reducing cost through business transformation processes. In this regard she negotiated the completion of a £450m outsourcing contract, transferring 150 staff to create Government Services UK. The partnership has won numerous awards including PPP of the Year at the national Outsourcing award 2012.