Sarah has been Deputy Director of DIT in Dubai since September 2016 having served the previous three years in the same role in Doha. Sarah has worked for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) for 20 years. She has served in Hong Kong, Beijing and Doha twice. As a generalist in the FCO she has worked in consular, visa, and political posts and as Private Secretary to the Permanent Under Secretary of the FCO. Prior to her FCO career she worked in the NHS and was training to be a Clinical Psychologist.
DIT’s primary function is to enable increased UK trade in to the UAE and encourage investment in the UK, be that through contacts, networking and lobbying and promoting the UK Export Finance offer and looking at market access issues.
Sarah is keen to work more closely with the BBG to make sure British companies are in the best possible position to win work in the UAE and work towards building an enhanced relationship between the Embassy and the BBG.