Independent Non-Executive Director
Sarah was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Company on 28 August 2017. As Managing Director of Avanade Australia, a business owned by Microsoft and Accenture, Sarah brings a strong enterprise technology management background to Austal. Sarah has significant experience in executive roles in the information technology and consulting sectors, including serving as Managing Partner and Vice President, Global Business Services at IBM in 2014. Sarah has also previously held senior executive roles at PwC and Arthur Andersen, leading the development and implementation of numerous digital enterprise transformation engagements for customers including NBN, Qantas, Chevron and Rio Tinto.
Sarah is a Chartered Accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia/New Zealand. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from the Queensland University of Technology and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.