Sally is the well-known presenter of BBC South’s flagship news programme. South Today. She is patron of Simon Says, a charity that helps children who are bereaved, and chair of the fundraising committee responsible for the Haven, a meeting place at Titchfield, Hampshire, for people with breast cancer. She was awarded the MBE for services to regional broadcasting in 2005.
Qualifications: BSC (hons) Civil Engineering, C ENG, MBA (Cranfield School of Management)
From 1986 to 2014 worked in private companies as shareholder, chairman and managing director and serving on several boards as NED. Most recent full time role was, Chairman and CEO of Tag Security Holdings, a technology based security services business, working throughout UK, Holland, Belgium, Germany and Denmark. Qualified (MICE) as a civil engineer and worked in South Africa, UK and Middle East from 1970 until 1979. Initial focus was on public health engineering then 6 years on marine engineering ending with the Jebel Ali port development in Dubai. Following MBA at Cranfield School of Management 1979/80 joined Bank of America in London before moving to Bahrain as VP responsible for major construction finance portfolio. Returned to UK mid ‘80s and have been involved as shareholder and director of several private companies including manufacturing, finance and services. Dealt with both start-ups and acquisitions. Recent roles as 1) Consultant to Thomson Engineering Design, a specialist railway engineering business and 2) Chairman of Tuppeny Barn Education (charity).