Sarah Thurgood, Chief Operating Officer

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Sarah is a highly regarded, exceptional leader whose career in the NT includes remote, regional and urban settings, with a solid track record of delivering exceptional results in housing, community development, child, youth, and family services and disability and for the past 6 years as the Territory Director for Life Without Barriers.

Sarah has driven and delivered strategic and operational reform and service transformation, business and service re-engineering, and led organisational initiatives to drive excellence and sustainable impacts for the organisation and for clients. Having managed a workforce of up to 500 employees she has extensive knowledge and experience to create the optimal conditions for success for the workforce and holds a strong belief that looking after employees results in satisfied and motivated teams who will care for the service user.

In her previous role, she thrived on process improvement and the development of systems that supported the achievement of consistent outcomes. A self-motivated leader, with a high level of personal and professional integrity, Sarah brings exceptional stakeholder engagement and negotiation skills, commercial acumen, and importantly a passion to make an impact in people’s lives through social and affordable housing solutions.

Close up photo of Sarah Thurgood outside smiling