Sarah Mukherjee studied Jurisprudence (law) at St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford. She is a great believer in life-long learning and is now in the final stages of a distance learning MBA at the University of Warwick, having completed a dissertation on narcissistic personality disorder in the workplace. She also holds qualifications in French and journalism. After working as a researcher for MPs and some time in the private sector, she spent more than 20 years working for the BBC, becoming a presenter on Farming Today and the BBC’s Environment Correspondent from 2001-2010, winning national and international awards for her journalism.
In 2010 Sarah was appointed Director of Environment at Water UK and in 2017 took up the role of Chief Executive of the Crop Protection Association. In June 2020, she became CEO of the IEMA, the professional body for environment and sustainability professionals. In 2019 Sarah was appointed to the UK Government’s Review of National Parks, and currently sits on the National Food Strategy Advisory Panel.
In addition to her communication skills, Sarah’s expertise includes agricultural and environmental and sustainability policy, promoting good science and better regulation, carbon management and ecosystems. She is also passionate about promoting and delivering change in relation to social inclusion, including equality and diversity.
Sarah enjoys yoga and running – but is happiest when on long hikes through Britain’s unparalleled countryside.
In 2021, Sarah was awarded an MBE for services to agriculture and farmer well-being.
Department: Board of Governors