Meet the President

Sarah Arnot Mulhern

Born in Ireland and now living in the Cape Winelands, Sarah is the founder and Managing Partner of the Woodburn Mann Leadership Science Institute, which provides CEO and executive assessment and development services. Sarah herself advises Boards and CEO’s on senior leadership appointments and succession planning. She also acts as a sounding board to CEOs bringing into play broader strategic insights as well her own experience as an international leader.

Sarah previously spent 16 years in a global consultant role with Spencer Stuart in London and Paris. She began her career as a consultant with Accenture based in Dublin, Sophia Antipolis and Paris. 

In June 2018 Sarah published her first book, That Further Shore: turn your dreams into goals and make them reality which was re-released in December 2019 under the title Find your Focus: 5 steps to your best year ever. Her next book, Blogs for Leaders, will be published in 2020.

Sarah sits on the board of Odessa Investments.  She was President of Western Cape Eventing and sat on the Board of Eventing South Africa for nine years. She is Chairman of the Stellenbosch and District Riding Club.

Sarah competes up to International level in the equestrian sport of eventing. 

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