Chief of Staff & Director of Operations
Sarah Jones is responsible for leading a high-performing team to inspire change, deliver impact, and realise SSE’s vision of creating a diverse community of next-generation of entrepreneurs, jobs and businesses. Building on the strong foundations of our unique collaboration, she is helping develop, implement and drive the provision of strategic direction and leadership at SSE.
Sarah has a PhD from the University of Sydney and almost twenty years combined leadership, research, teaching, and strategic operational experience in higher education and large matrix organisations.
Sarah worked at the University of Sydney for over fifteen years and is passionate about education. Blending professional and industry expertise with critical pedagogy in her daily work practice, Sarah believes passionately in engaged practice and the power and importance of culture. A core aspect of her leadership style and teaching philosophy is to foster critical thinking, engaged collaboration, and a desire for lifelong learning.
Sarah is a dedicated and passionate leader with proven capability in the delivery of business outcomes and leading significant change. She is committed to supporting and nurturing talent and harnessing the collective strength of NSW universities and TAFE NSW to build a state-wide culture of entrepreneurialism.