Sarah Warby, CCO – Nando’s UK&I and Chair of The Fellowship Alumni

Sarah is CCO at Nando’s UK&I, accountable for growing the business by delighting customers in everything the brand does. She is also a Non-Exec Director of Moneysupermarket Group, with accountability for representing the colleague voice on the Board. Before Nando’s she was CEO at Lovehoney, and prior to that CMO at J Sainsbury plc for five years. At Sainsbury’s she was responsible for all brand communications, including Nectar, in-store, sponsorships and corporate affairs; as well as chairing the Trading Board and being accountable for Christmas.

Prior to Sainsbury’s, Sarah spent 8 years in the brewing industry; working for Scottish & Newcastle (which was latterly acquired by Heineken). During her time there Sarah was Foster’s Marketing Manager, then Innovation Director and ultimately Marketing Director – running the largest portfolio beer & cider portfolio in the UK (Foster’s, Strongbow, Kronenbourg 1664, Bulmers, John Smith’s to name a few). Prior to S&N Sarah was a planner at Leo Burnett in Sydney, having learned the ropes as a grad trainee at Unilever. Her first proper job was as a welder in a steel works in South Wales.

Sarah has an Engineering masters from Oxford and loves being outside – walking, cycling, climbing or scuba diving. However the swashbuckling-ness of these hobbies has been diminished in recent years with the arrival of her two sons.