Sarah Stewart is Chief Executive of NewcastleGateshead Initiative. From 1987 to 1991 she was Head of Regional Marketing Consultancy at Price Waterhouse, and then Marketing Director at the Sage Group plc until 1994.
She then worked freelance in marketing and brand development for a wide range of national and international organisations and companies, including One North East, Newcastle Science City, Bank of Scotland and Shell International, until taking up her present position.
A former Deputy Chair of both the Port of Tyne and the International Centre for Life, she is Chair of the Beamish Development Trust, a non-executive Board Member of Beamish Museum Ltd and a non-executive director of the Tyneside Economic Development Company. She holds no other public appointments.