Nacro Trustee since 2016. Member of Nacro Strategy and Performance Committee

Sarah Nelson Smith is the European Legal Director at Kentucky Fried Chicken, with responsibility for the KFC brand in over 40 countries across Europe. Sarah trained at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, then worked with the US firm Baker Botts in international arbitration, before joining KFC in 2011. Sarah leads an international in-house legal team and plays an active role in the global Yum! legal department. Sarah was included in the Legal 500 GC Power List in 2016, and won the title of In House Lawyer of the Year at the 2014 Lawyer Awards. She has spoken publicly on inter alia, franchising, managing and motivating an in-house legal team, delivering corporate culture and value, and the threats and opportunities of trading in a complex global marketplace.

Sarah has served as a mentor to disadvantaged teenagers, and as a coach and mentor for colleagues and associates. She is trained in delivering a character development tool and strategy to measure and manage culture to transform people to drive performance, and has delivered training to groups of between 10 and 250 people.

Sarah has experience in leadership, negotiation, public speaking, dispute resolution, corporate and commercial law, strategy and implementation, governance, performance improvement, and personal development.