Sarah Ruane

About Sarah Ruane

Sarah provides direction and leadership to Sport England’s health agenda. She works with partners such as Public Health England and health charities to support and influence physical activity and health policy, with a focus on reducing inequalities. Her role involves identifying and developing strong and sustainable national partnerships, so they have the desired impact. Most recently Sarah led on the creation and development of the We Are Undefeatable campaign. Sarah joined Sport England in 2016.

Sarah began her career in local government and has held various roles in public health and leisure services. Her last role was Head of Preventative Health and Leisure, which included developing and leading a new strategy, team and services, delivering a £30m transformation and capital investment programme, and developing leisure and community assets which improve residents’ lives and health and are financially sustainable.