Nacro Trustee since 2016

Sarah Nelson Smith is the Regional General Counsel for the global company, WeWork, where she has responsibility for building and managing teams across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Having trained at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Sarah worked with the US firm Baker Botts in international arbitration, before joining KFC in 2011 as European Legal Director, and leaving her role as Chief Legal Officer with the company in 2018.

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’s first book – You Didn’t Mention the Piranhas – a crisis survival guide, will be published in late 2019.