Sally has a wealth of expertise and experience spanning over 30 years in the professional services sector. She qualified as a solicitor in 1991 and has held senior leadership roles at some of the most innovative law firms in England and Wales.
Sally is also a successful and well-regarded business leader and entrepreneur who founded a management consultancy business in 2009, providing professional, strategic advice to ambitious firms in the professional services and engineering sectors. She is a mentor at Set Squared, the innovation hub based in Bristol and for the “Women Mean Business” programme sponsored by NatWest. She is a member of the Citizen’s Forum for the Bank of England.
An expert executive coach and business mentor, Sally has a strong track record helping businesses and senior executives realise their potential and strengthen their resilience while facing political, economic, environmental, social, and technological change. She also donates a proportion of her time every month to coaching those who can’t afford to access coaching, whether young people or community-based businesses.
As chief executive, Sally heads up Hyphen Law overseeing all aspects of the business, including corporate governance and commercial resilience, as well as guiding its overall strategic direction. She has a hands-on approach, working closely and collaboratively with directors, lawyers, and the management team to achieve their shared objective: to make a positive difference in the lives of those who turn to us for help.
She says: “The people who need us are going through the darkest times of their lives. Heart-breaking stories of lives changed and great loss. It’s impossible to hear these stories and remain untouched by them. I’m not on the front line, so my job is simply to support anyone who is. I’m there to help them as they pull out all the stops for our clients. It’s my job to plan ahead, to solve the problems before they happen and to make sure we are all headed in the right direction.”
Activities and Achievements
Sally is a member of Somerset Convergence and led the ‘Our Village: Our Future’ research project in her local community. She gives her time to individual projects where she believes she can make a difference.
Sally enjoys the great outdoors and likes to spend time hillwalking and pottering in her garden in her spare time. A nature lover, she is passionate about the environment and rewilding. She also loves to be as self-sufficient as possible, growing her own fruit and vegetables.