Meet the team

Sarah Downey

Sarah Downey

B4SI APAC Lead, Sydney
Areas of Expertise:
I have 14 years of international business experience across communications, marketing and community investment roles with expertise in corporate communications, digital marketing, events management, community engagement, business development and social impact measurement and management.

Background:
My career started in marketing and business development roles in the financial services sector, and in more recent years I have held roles specialising in community engagement and social impact in the infrastructure and logistics sector. Throughout my career, I have led national professional development roadshows for financial planners, project managed the delivery of a best-in-class website and designed and delivered a community grants program, improving the lives of thousands.
I believe that corporate social responsibility is central to business success and I have has experience leading and aligning community investment programs with corporate goals.

Client and Project Experience:
Working in global and domestic organisations, my experience ranges from communications planning, community engagement design, strategy formulation and execution, and social impact measurement. I have worked with businesses across multiple industries – including banking, funds management, financial planning, logistics & infrastructure.

Person I most admire:
Grace Tame for her courage and tenacity in the pursuit of justice, in an unjust world. And Brené Brown for colloquialising vulnerability and gifting us the language to wrap words around our feelings.