Sarah Gillard

Sarah Gillard


Sarah is a passionate advocate for making business “more human” – places where people flourish, communities prosper, and long-term sustainability is the driving force. She has over 25 years of experience leading in fast-paced commercial environments at some of the UK’s largest retail companies.

Sarah joined Blueprint in May 2022, from her role as Director of Purpose and Special Projects at John Lewis Partnership, responsible for rearticulating and embedding the purpose of the John Lewis Partnership so that it continues to be a source of inspiration, innovation, and strategic differentiation.

Sarah joined the John Lewis Partnership in 2010. She held senior positions across several different areas: trading, commercial strategy, and people strategy. Sarah became a Trustee of the John Lewis Foundation in 2017.

Prior to John Lewis, Sarah worked in commercial roles with other major high street retailers.

Sarah has a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Oxford and is a fellow of RSA.