Sara Wood

Board Counsellor

Sara was appointed as Board Counsellor on 1 July 2021.

Key strengths

Digital innovation 

Platform and Data technology

Retail and Energy sectors


Sara is a successful technology leader, high growth business builder, and innovation strategist. She has over 25 years’ experience creating and scaling industry-transforming technology products, and has worked with businesses across all growth stages, from seed stage through series E, IPO and F500, in addition to non-governmental agencies. 

Most recently, Sara has led Kaluza (an OVO company), the leader in intelligent energy platforms powering the future of the energy sector and driving decarbonisation. Prior to Kaluza, Sara was EVP at Farfetch, where she helped lead the company to a $9 billion IPO on the NYSE.

Sara has been a torchbearer for the investment in data-enabled platform technologies as the key for business expansion across sectors.

External appointments

Amongst many advisory roles in the start-up world, Sara recently served as Chief Product Advisor for the UK Government and is a member of an Ernst & Young innovation advisory board. She has wide-reaching non-exec and advisory experience ranging from Slack, Gates Foundation, the United Nations, WHO, Fastly, Kayak, E&Y, and the UK Government.

Portrait shot of Sara Wood

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