Sarah Harte is a strategic communications leader with 17 years of experience across policy, corporate and consumer communications. Most recently, Sarah worked in the technology sector, focused on policy communications. She also brings experience from arts and culture, education, healthcare, charity/not-for-profit and the public sector.
Before joining FTI Consulting, Sarah worked at Twitter as Global Policy Communications Lead, where she was responsible for developing global policy communication strategy, working with public policy leadership and providing counsel to senior leadership and the C-suite. Sarah established and led Twitter's policy communications campaigning work on the Open Internet, developed strategies in key regulatory hubs to expand awareness, reach and visibility of the company's policies and advocated for public policy priorities with key stakeholders and constituents. This was in addition to navigating some of the most challenging issues in tech policy, including online abuse and harassment, terrorism and violent extremism and managing comms strategy around information operations disclosures, transparency and data and privacy issues. During her almost six-year tenure at Twitter, Sarah also led the Asia-Pacific (“APAC”) and Europe, the Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”) Policy Communications teams in Singapore and Dublin, respectively.
Sarah’s background is a blend of in-house and agency experience, driving communications strategy and campaigns for companies and organisations across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Sarah is skilled in the areas of strategic communications, policy communications, media relations, reputation management, social media, stakeholder engagement and crisis and issues management. Sarah also serves as a board member of the Citizens Information Board and is a trustee of Volunteer Ireland, the national volunteer development organisation.
Sarah graduated with a B.A. in International Business (French and German) from Dublin City University and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations from the Fitzwilliam Institute. Sarah also holds a Professional Certificate in Digital Policy from University College Dublin and Management Essentials from Harvard Business School Online.