Sarah Nancollas

Chief Executive of Variety, the Children's Charity

Sarah Nancollas joined us as Chief Executive in September 2010. Having studied civil engineering, Sarah pursued a career in logistics with Blue Circle Cement and BP before taking a year leave of absence to run a transport management project for Save the Children in the Ministry of Health in Ghana.

She soon realised that she would not be returning to the corporate sector and spent ten years working to improve the contribution of transport to international development, initially through Save the Children and then by establishing Transaid, an NGO supported by the European transport industry.

Moving on from Transaid she spent six years as Chief Executive of Canon Collins Trust, an education charity working in southern Africa before moving to Lepra. In the past 20 years she has worked in more than 20 countries across Africa and Asia.

Away from Lepra, Sarah indulges her passion for sport through membership of the British Athletics Supporters Club and Surrey County Cricket Club, also travelling annually to overseas F1 races. She is a keen landscape photographer despite not yet having moved into the digital age!