Sara is a senior commercial lawyer working as a Projects Director within the Commercial Adviser Team at the Infrastructure and Projects Authority. She is the Mega-project lead in IPA for the New Hospitals Programme .
Previously she was deployed at Welsh Government as the Programme Director for the Sustainable Communities for Learning MIM Programme where she developed, structured procured and delivered a strategic partner named the Welsh Education Partnership Company (WEPCo) to facilitate the delivery of a £1.5 Billion pipeline of revenue funded net zero carbon educational infrastructure using the Mutual Investment Model (an off-government debt PPP model). The first MIM schools project in Flintshire (a net zero carbon 1300 place 3-16 school) reached financial close in November 2022. Prior to that, Sara delivered a twelve school batch in the North West under the PF2 arm of the Priority School Building Programme as Project Director and Commercial Lead for the DFE . Earlier in her career Sara worked in private practice where she acted for private and public sector clients and funders on major PPP projects across the education, health, waste and social housing sectors.
Relevant Experience includes: Structuring procuring and delivering major and complex programmes and projects; Construction and contracting in the accommodation sector, (including Net Zero Carbon specification) Delivering social value through contracting, PPP, PFI, Commercial Law, Procurement (particularly Competitive Dialogue), technical specification drafting, Property and planning, Classification.