Sarah Atkinson joined the Charity Commission in June 2006 as Head of Corporate Affairs. She was appointed Director of Policy and Communications in October 2014. Before joining the commission, Sarah built her experience in communications and public policy in the private sector, most recently as Head of Public Affairs at Nationwide Building Society. Sarah is a board member of Endometriosis UK and a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations Professional Practices Panel. She has a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford.