Sarah Talbot-Williams


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Sarah has been a senior leader in the voluntary sector for more than 20 years, working as Chief Executive and formerly Director of Communications and Campaigning for a number of disability and health organisations.

She now splits her time between being a non-executive director in the NHS as an independent lay member championing patient and public engagement for the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire NHS Clinical Commissioning Group, as a senior independent director for Bristol social housing association Brighter Places, and running her own charity consultancy in strategic and governance review and advice and executive mentoring working with a range of different charities and communities.

She has for many years been a chair and trustee on many different charities including Developing Health & Independence (DHI), working with people with substance misuse and being on a board committee for Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Charity. She is now Chair of Open Story Tellers, an arts organisation working with people with a learning disability, Vice Chair of Together for Short Lives, the children’s palliative care charity, and Vice Chair of One25, a Bristol charity working with street sex-workers and vulnerable women.