Who I am

SARAH RICHARDSON
  • Sole Director

  • Before establishing Sarah Richardson Consulting, Sarah gained 15+ years of general management, strategic planning and commercial experience in several b2b and consumer branded companies:

    • Kellogg’s (Australia) 

    • CCH (Australia) 

    • Johnson & Johnson (Australia)

    • Yoplait (France)

    • NutraSweet (USA)

    • British Petroleum (New Zealand)

  • Prior to her consultancy, she managed the national sales, marketing and customer service functions for several years for a medium sized family owned importer and producer of craft products distributing to many small retailers and large chain stores across Australia. She was personally involved in the turnaround of the business from Voluntary Administration through new company ownership to sustained strong profitability and revenue growth.

  • Since establishing the consultancy in 2004 Sarah has gained experience in the for-purpose sector through her Rotary and not-for-profit board directorship positions, consulting to charities and executive roles as Head of Marketing & Communications at the Ethics Centre and Head of Digital at Wesley Mission.

MEMBERSHIPS
  • Governance Institute Australia (Fellow)

  • Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)

  • Women on Boards (WOBsx Chair's Adjunct)

  • Australian Marketing Institute (Fellow, CPM, Awards Judge)

  • Australian Fulbright Alumni Association

  • NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants (past) 

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Nonprofit Performance Measurement, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, USA

  • Company Directors Diploma, Australian Institute of Company Directors

  • MBA (honours), University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, USA

  • BCA, Business/Accounting, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ

  • BA, English Literature, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ

  • CPA Diploma & CMA Diploma, Institute of Chartered Accountants, NZ

  • Teacher’s Drama Diploma, Trinity College, UK

BOARDS & COMMITTEES
Current appointments
  • Charley's Chocolate Advisory Board Member

  • Community Options Australia Director & Governance Committee Chair

  • Northern Beaches Council Audit/Risk/ Improvement Committee Member

  • Victoria University of Wellington Regional Ambassador & Committtee Chair

Previous appointments
  • ACT Public Cemeteries & Crematoria Director & Audit/Governance Committee Member

  • Australian Institute of Architects Director & People/Culture/ Governance Committee Member

  • Job Centre Australia Director, Recruitment Committee & Strategy Taskforce Chair

  • Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Finance/Audit/Risk Committee Member

  • UniSport Australia Director, Marketing/ Sponsorship Committee Chair & Governance/Nominations Committee Member

  • Judo Federation of Australia Director & Finance/Risk Committee Chair

  • Parkinson's Australia Director & Fundraising Committee Chair

  • ProPortion Foods Advisory Member

  • First Vintage Director

  • Ethics Centre Membership Committee & Content Committee Chair

  • Workability Director & HR Committee Chair

  • University of Chicago Alumni Association Mentor & Alumni Club of Perth Founder

  • Rotary Fundraising Committee & Website Marketing Committee Member

  • Australian Association of National Advertisers Policy Committee Member