Sarah Wilson

Project and Programme Manager

Sarah is a highly experienced project and programme manager, trainer and consultant. Over the last 25 years, she has worked in many sectors, including education, pharmaceutical, food manufacturing, utilities, police forces, health and social care, charities and finance.

Sarah has been an APM qualified professional since 2004 and holds a BSc in Marketing and an MSc in Information Technology. She combines this rare mix of skills with an ability to build relationships at all levels of business, to effectively support complex organisational change, often acting as a bridge between technical and non-technical teams. Sarah’s experience allows her to follow strict governance procedures where appropriate, whilst incorporating the flexibility needed to adapt to the agile requirements of the current world. This pragmatic approach to project management enables Sarah to deliver her projects successfully with a light but efficient touch.

Sarah has spent many years training and mentoring new project managers and supporting PMO development. She has helped several organisations to develop and embed in-house project management methodologies. She currently acts as an auditor for the programme management office of a Yorkshire based health and social care lottery funded programme.

Why do I work with Project Rome?
I love working on interesting and challenging projects where I am going to learn a lot and I love working with people who work hard but also enjoy their work and have fun doing it – Project Rome gives me the opportunity to do all of those things.

What do I feel most proud of?
Leaving a lasting and useful impression – so when someone I worked with many years ago says; “I always base my project planning on the common sense approach you introduced me to – thanks so much” – that makes me feel proud.

What our clients say

Project Rome worked with us to develop a purpose-driven strategy for Yorkshire Building Society, aligning our commercial ambitions with our societal and environmental responsibilities. The team were an absolute pleasure to work with, and their knowledge and experience were invaluable. We couldn’t have delivered the work without them.

Tanya Jackson, former Head of Corporate Affairs, Yorkshire Building Society

Project Rome has helped shape, challenge and then support the further development of original thinking, critical to the successful transformation of our sustainable business and asset strategy. They are also hugely well connected regionally and nationally. Their work has led to enhanced customer value and environmental performance for Yorkshire Water – an important outcome at a pivotal time.

Jon Brigg, Manager of Innovation, Yorkshire Water

The team at Project Rome are great to work with; consistently delivering results and adding valuable contributions but also easy and enjoyable to collaborate with. They are impressive in their ability to build rapport with different audiences and quickly apply a strategic mindset and technical expertise to bring structure, clarity and direction.

Gordon Rogers, Head of Sustainability, Yorkshire Water

It has been my pleasure to work with Project Rome over a number of years.  Simon has always brought clear strategic thinking and analysis at corporate level and worked with me as a member of the executive team in WYG plc over an extended period as we grew the business.  I have greatly appreciated his wisdom and help in setting direction for growth and implementing strategy.

Douglas McCormick, Executive Chairman, Gleeds UK and former CEO of WYG

I would sum up Project Rome in three words: diligence, expertise and accuracy. But what’s more, they are a true pleasure to work with. If we have a complex project, Project Rome is our first port of call.

Jeremy Biggs, CEO, NCL Technology Ventures Ltd

Project Rome worked on a one-to-one basis to quickly build relationships and gain the trust of key stakeholders, from clinicians and support teams to Executive Directors. The result was a significant leap forward in our ability to effectively collaborate at all levels. They were also an absolute delight to work with, bringing humour and a sense of fun to the team. We loved every minute of working with them!

Rebecca Malin, former Programme Director, Acute Provider Collaboration, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The Project Rome team has an open, approachable style that worked well with our entire team, from Executive Directors to junior admin colleagues. They were politically and culturally sensitive to the need of the population and the multiple stakeholders, and creative and thoughtful about ways to get the optimum outcome from their work.

Stacey Hunter, Executive Director Acute Provider Collaboration Airedale FT and Bradford FT NHS Trusts, Chief Operating Officer, NHS Nightingale Hospital Yorkshire and the Humber

Project Rome provide FirstGroup with excellent regional intelligence and wise political counsel. They help us engage with our key stakeholders in a meaningful and focussed way.

Mike Katz, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, FirstGroup plc

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