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Sarah Pickup

Deputy Chief Executive
Local Government Association (Confirmed)

Sarah previously worked for Hertfordshire County Council as Deputy Chief Executive with responsibility for corporate services as well as being the county’s chief finance officer. Until her appointment to this role in May 2013, Sarah was Director of Health & Community Services in Hertfordshire and had held this role since 2003. Sarah was president of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) in 2012/13, and prior to this fulfilled a number of roles for the association. In 2014 she was awarded an OBE for services to social care. Sarah is responsible for 74 members of staff and a budget of £26.5m.

  • Effectively managing risks in complex, changing work environments
  • Learning from the attacks of the past year and creating effective defences
  • Building protections into each stage of an institution’s digital transformation
  • Raising front-line awareness of the importance of privacy and careful data sharing
  • Renewing trust in digital platforms amongst both service users and providers