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Sarah Gordon

Co-Founder & CEO (PhD) London, UK


Sarah is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Satarla.  She has worked in a number of fields including risk and assurance, safety, sustainability, R&D, business divestment, mine and exploration geology.  These roles have allowed her to live and work all over the world including North and South America, Australasia, Africa, and Europe.

In 2014, Sarah left Anglo American plc (as Head of Assurance – Safety & Sustainable Development (S&SD), Africa, and Risk Analysis Manager – S&SD Global) to co-found the risk consultancy and training organisation: Satarla.  Satarla focuses on providing individuals, teams, and organisations with simple, practical and effective tools to implement risk management and assure it’s successful implementation and effectiveness. 

To date, Sarah, through Satarla, has worked with mining, healthcare, research & development, energy, agricultural, construction, hospitality, software, insurance, events, and financial companies, together with charities, governments, and Tech Startups. These organisations range in scale from regional to multinational and all require a fast and practical approach to understanding and managing their risks. 

Sarah brings an innovative approach to risk management, ensuring it is both practical and accessible, while ensuring that risk-based decisions can be made.  This approach is adopted in her training sessions, all of which are engaging, informative, professional and fun.

Sarah is an honorary lecturer at Imperial College London and an accredited Institute of Risk Management public and in-house course designer and trainer.  She is also a Trustee of the Geological Society London as well as Geology for Global Development, and was voted as one of the 100 most inspirational women in mining 2016.

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