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Sally Cabrini

Appointed Pro-Chancellor and Senior Independent Governor in August 2023

Member of Council Nominations Committee and Remuneration Committee

Sally has wide-ranging experience of a number of sectors including UK regulated utilities, services and manufacturing. She has expertise in delivering significant business transformation programmes in different organisations, including: internal restructuring or divestment, pension changes and both cultural and significant technological changes.

As Transformation, IT and People Director at Interserve Group Limited (January 2018 – December 2019), Sally was a member of the Executive Team and responsible for the development of business transformation, people strategy, IT Transformation and Investment Strategy.

Prior to that she was a senior executive at FTSE 100 constituent United Utilities for nine years, including four years as Business Services Director, with responsibility for information technology, cyber security and human resources in a regulated CNI environment.

She is also an experienced and commercially focused Non-Executive Director and chair of listed company Remuneration Committees.  Sally was a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Company at Lookers Plc (2016 – 2019) and at Appreciate Group plc (2019 to 2023). She is currently Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee for First Group PLC.

Sally is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.


Register of Members' Interests 2023/24

Organisation in which interest exists Nature of interest (directorship, shareholding, membership etc.)
First Group PLC Non-Executive Director
First Group PLC Remuneration Committee Chair
First Group PLC Nominations Committee Member
First Group PLC Business Responsibility Committee Member
Small Hospitality Business, Sidmouth (B&B) Owner