sarah m pickthall

Sarah is a consultant, trainer and accredited executive coach with specialisms in diversity, equity and inclusion. With over 25 years of experience across, arts, culture, heritage, creative media, digital and education, Sarah’s work is dedicated to ensuring a broad range of voices and opinions are represented and included in the creative and cultural fabric of the UK and beyond. Sarah was one of the first women to train in Japanese Kabuki theatre and dance in Tokyo. A former television writer, performer and puppeteer for the Media Merchants, for CITV. She joined Arts Council England in 2004 working in Disability Development and was the first Chair of its Disabled Workers Group. In 2008, she co-founded Sync as part of the Cultural Leadership Programme, alongside Jo Verrent, Senior Producer, Unlimited. 12 years on, Sync is the only leadership and coaching programme that explores the interface between disability and leadership for Deaf and disabled leaders in the UK, Australia, South Korea Singapore and Canada. She is a Trustee for StopGap Dance Company and Chair of Access All Areas in Hackney, London.