Sarah Ward-Lilley is Managing Editor for BBC News and Current Affairs and has been a member of the News Group Board since February 2018. Prior to this, Sarah spent 4 years as Head of International Bureaux for BBC News, overseeing the BBC’s network of nearly 70 offices around the world. She has been at the BBC for over 30 years and has worked as a producer and manager in the London newsroom, at Westminster and overseas. She was Deputy Head of Newsgathering until 2013. Sarah represents the BBC on the News Committee of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). From 2014 to 2020, she was Chair of the Rory Peck Trust, a charity which provides advice, resources and emergency assistance to freelance newsgatherers. She is on the Governing body of Islington Futures, a federation of four primary and secondary schools in north London and, until 2015, she was on the Board of the UK Psychological Trauma Society. She was made an MBE in the 2020 New Year Honours for services to mental health and journalism. Sarah is married and has two step sons.