We are delighted to welcome Sarah Lister as she begins her new role with us this week as Director of Finance and Resources. We are thrilled that Sarah accepted the post as she brings with her a wealth of expertise and experience, which will no doubt be a huge asset to our charity.
Sarah is a qualified chartered accountant who trained in the North East with one of the big four accountancy firms specialising in the public sector. She has over 15 years’ experience in the public sector, the past 10 years of which have been spent in the housing sector. She was previously Head of Finance at the Gateshead Housing Company, the Arm’s Length Management Organisation most local to our base in the North East. Sarah was then Chief Operating Officer at a the Northern Housing Consortium where she led the Finance, HR and IT teams for the past 5 years. In her spare time, Sarah is treasurer at Durham Wildlife Trust.