Sarah-Jane Marsh, alumna of the year 2011


Sarah-Jane Marsh (MSc Russian and East European Studies, 2000; Health Care Management,2005) was awarded Alumna of the Year in 2011. She was recognised for her inspirational leadership as CEO of Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

“I felt very proud to be named as Alumna of the Year, especially at the moment I was addressing the graduands at their Degree Ceremony.  My hope is that in some small way, I might have inspired them to go on and make a difference, whatever their chosen path”.

She joined the NHS via its Graduate Management Scheme and was quickly recognised as an emerging talent. She became Chief Operating Officer at BCH in December 2007, and Chief Executive Officer in March 2009.

She has a special interest in quality and service improvement and a desire to make a difference to people’s lives and provide services for local people, for children, young people and their families. 

As well as her CEO role, Sarah-Jane coaches senior and emerging leaders from across the region.