Sarah Burslem

Non-executive Director

Sarah is the CEO at MacIntyre, a national charity providing education and care for disabled children and adults. She is an experienced operational director passionate about the rights of disabled people and committed to winning hearts and minds of all stakeholders. She has led MacIntyre’s response to the SEND and Social Mobility agenda and is proud of the education offer to all children attending MacIntyre’s Independent and Multi Academy Trust schools. She has provided confident leadership during a time of austerity ensuring that MacIntyre continues to innovate, differentiate and to deliver to its purpose.

MacIntyre is known for leading the way in key areas of practice and workforce development and Sarah is particularly proud of the organisations continued success in the area of Personalisation, Transforming Care and Positive Behaviour Support. Collaboration and effective partnership working is important to Sarah and she is of the view that more can be achieved when people and organisation combine their knowledge and talents.

Sarah has worked in the education, health and social care sector since qualifying as a nurse at the start of her career. She taught on the first year of the degree based nursing course before moving into the third sector as a senior manager. Sarah has in all posts transformed service provision to ensure they push boundaries, deliver independence, autonomy and equality and reflect the aspirations of social policy and legislation. She completed her MBA in 2004 at Southampton University and undertook the Pipeline Top Flight Course in 2016.

MacIntyre has developed sector leading initiatives in both education and adult social care, a number of which have won prestigious awards. Sarah has taken up the role of non-executive director at Community Catalysts believing her passion and knowledge of the third sector will be of benefit to the company as they plan their next stage of development.