I set up for business sake in 2012, following seven years at KPMG, the global accounting firm, where I was Director of diversity, inclusion and employee engagement for a workforce of 30,000 people across ten European countries. I’m often heard to say ‘I love organisations’ (and usually mean it). I certainly love diversity and inclusion, and believe passionately in the capability of all organisations to think and behave differently around diversity and inclusion, and to benefit from doing so.
Alongside degrees from the universities of Cambridge and Bristol, I’m a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and have professional development qualifications from the Open University and from Ashridge Business School. In 2013 I qualified with a Certificate in Consulting and Change from the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations (TIHR). Studying with TIHR introduced me to a whole new approach to understanding and interpreting what goes on beneath the surface of organisations and individuals, to inhibit or enable change, and I find my consulting practice (and I hope, my clients!) benefiting from these insights. I was formerly a trustee of Relate, the UK relationship charity, and external adviser on diversity and inclusion at the UK government’s Department of Business Innovation and Skills (now Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy). I’m also Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion in Business Council for The Conference Board in Europe.
I’m also a mum, partner, daughter, sister, parkrun fan, and cello-learner.
Sarah Bond, Founder and Director, for business sake