Sarah Teacher comes to the Institute from Lendlease Europe where she served as Social Impact Investment Manager within its European Investment Management business. Sarah was responsible for developing the impact investing strategy at Lendlease and supporting the development of impact investing propositions.

Prior to her work at Lendlease Sarah worked in roles at the intersection of social impact, sustainability and private capital – be that corporate investment or philanthropic. She was a Consultant at Sancroft International (2013-2017), an international sustainability consultancy focused on the social, environmental and ethical risks faced by major businesses; an Associate at On Purpose, a one-year programme for early-career professionals identified as future leaders in social enterprise (2012-13); and Director for Next Generation Philanthropy at the Institute for Philanthropy (2006-2010), leading workshops for philanthropists interested in increasing the impact of their giving.

Sarah graduated from Lady Margaret Hall College, Oxford, in 2005 with a first-class degree in Modern History, and obtained an MPhil in Development Studies from Clare College, Cambridge in 2011. She serves as a Director of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and its European Chair.

Outside of work Sarah spends most of her time in North London playgrounds chasing her kids. When relieved of childcare responsibilities she loves to go on long walks in big nature, read great books, see art shows and watch theatre.