Mrs Sara Goodwin
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.
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