Sarah Fitzpatrick studied Accounting and Financial Analysis at Warwick University and began her career as an accountant in industry working for blue-chip organisations like Philips Electronics, Motorola and 3Com. After 15 years in industry specialising in cash management and indirect taxation, Sarah “retired” to look after her two young daughters. However, she has always had an interest in the cultural sector and had from 1990 been involved with a couple of arts organisations in an advisory capacity and as a trustee. In 1998 she came to Buckingham where she obtained a Master’s degree in Heritage and Tourism Management, after which she started but did not complete a PhD citing her young family as a reason for withdrawing. She taught economics and accountancy courses as a PhD student and has more recently coached Mathematics GCSE and A-level. She continues to pursue academic interests and is currently taking a Mathematics degree at the Open University. She is treasurer of the Chiltern Open Air Museum in south Buckinghamshire (since 2006) and treasurer of Motionhouse Dance Theatre in Warwickshire (since 1990). Her volunteer activities take about 1 day per week and involve everything from recruitment and fundraising to strategic planning for both organisations.