Sara Masters

Principal Practice Lead

Sara Masters is Principal Practice Lead at New Local. She began her career as an actor and was Director of human rights theatre company, iceandfire, for seven years. Juggling theatre with bringing up children was a tough act so Sara became a funder working with civil society organisations across London. She has worked in a number of national charities including The Cares Family and the National Trust leading programme design and delivery aiming to build community and connection. She is an Associate Director at London Funders and Chair of Governors at a local-authority maintained primary school.

Their local: Sara was born in Lambeth, grew up in Southwark and then moved to Lewisham so is the human equivalent of the number 3 bus route. When her mum moved Sara split her time between London & Kent so got to see life in both a Labour and a Tory constituency, which got her thinking. Sara came back to London full-time to study, living in Tower Hamlets for 10 years. She now lives in Lewes which is famous for women’s football, Thomas Paine and bonfires.