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Sarah Hillary

Sarah is a partner in the Risk and Advisory Services team at BDO LLP. She has over 25 years' professional experience gained across a range of sectors including sport, government, international business, real estate, insurance and not-for-profit. Sarah has specialist expertise of governance in the sport sector developed over 15 years. She has a thorough understanding of the complexity of the governance challenges facing the board and senior management of sports organisations and the benefits of employing good governance to meet stakeholder expectations including those of public funders. In addition, she has undertaken a number of governance consultancy projects including a review of conflict of interest which was published and considered as part of the work of the 10th Nolan Committee.
Contributed to


Corporate governance risk management guide
Corporate governance risk management guide
Practice notes

This Corporate governance risk management guide, produced in partnership with Charles Portsmouth and Sarah Hillary of BDO LLP, identifies five key priorities for corporate governance risk management and gives the heads-up on why each one is important. It includes a series of mini action lists that suggest action points for each priority area, encourage you to record your organisation’s current level of compliance and signpost relevant Practice Notes and Precedents in Lexis®Nexis.

Practice Area


  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 1991


  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales


  • MSc Corporate Governance and Business Ethics, University of London, 2014

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