Full Name
Sarah Cousins
Job Title
Head of Organisational Change
British Heart Foundation
Speaker Bio
Sarah Cousins is the Head of Organisational Change at the British Heart Foundation (BHF), the largest independent funder of heart and circulatory diseases research in the UK, funding the science and research into all aspects of the heart including other impacting conditions like stroke, diabetes and vascular dementia.
Sarah has worked at BHF for six years, and over the last two years has been responsible for how people understand and adapt to new hybrid ways of working, from helping people to adapt to the change to ensuring that teams, and the organisation as a whole, is able to operate effectively in their new model, known as Flexibly Connected. In 2022, BHF won the HR Excellence Award for Best Flexible Working Strategy.
Prior to working at BHF, Sarah led people change projects in the corporate sector for organisations including Aspen Insurance Group and Coutts.
Sarah is a strategic people leader, experienced in organisational, culture and behaviour change; organisation design and development; and business planning. She is a Chartered Member of CIPD, as well as a qualified coach, practising internally at BHF.
In her spare time she enjoys running (currently training for the London Marathon, for which she will raise money for a very worthy cause – the BHF!), boot camp, Pilates and singing in a choir.
Sarah Cousins