Sara Pierson

Director Examinations, British Council

Sara Pierson was appointed an independent governor in May 2019 and sits on the Finance and Human Resources Committee.

Sara brings to the board a wealth of experience in international education, commercial partnerships and change management. As Director Examinations at the British Council since August 2015, Sara has overall accountability for strategic relationships with over 150 UK exam boards and awarding bodies, ensuring delivery of university, school, professional and English language exams in line with their exacting standards and quality frameworks.

She has previously worked in senior partnerships positions at OUW Ltd (a subsidiary of the Open University). Sara expects to apply her understanding of education and change leadership at DMU, and brings with her a passion for equality, diversity and inclusion, which have a clear synergy with DMU’s strategic aims.

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