Sara is the Chief Executive of Trafford Council, a role she took up in February 2019. She is a Mancunian and a planner by trade having studied at the University of Manchester. She has 30 years of local government experience, all with Greater Manchester councils, and has managed place based programmes, led operational services, delivered major capital projects, driven forward corporate and strategic policies and objectives and operated locally, sub-regionally, regionally and nationally. Sara is also lead Chief Executive in Greater Manchester for Digital as well as for Taxis & Private Hire and a Trustee of the City in the Community Foundation. She is a Manchester City fan and has a season ticket at the Etihad with her mum.