Sarah Harkness is an experienced finance professional who has worked at the highest level in a range of roles and organisations. She started her executive career in banking and in 1992 was appointed as Corporate Finance Director of NatWest Markets. Six years later she moved to Arthur Andersen, where she remained until 2002.
Sarah left this role to launch the corporate division of Directorbank Executive Search Ltd, which specialised in non-executive recruitment. While there, Sarah took on her own first non-executive roles in the private sector, as director on the board of Homestyle Group PLC, a financially challenged retailer with an annual turnover of £400m and as chairman of McInnes Corporate Finance.
as non-executive director of Rotherham Priority Health NHS Trust and of NHS
North of England. In 2011, she was appointed as non-executive
director of JRI Orthopaedics Ltd and now chairs its audit, risk and policy committee. She is also a board adviser to Neyber and pro-chancellor of the
University of Sheffield.