Chief Executive, Senet Group
Sarah joined Senet Group in August 2018 as Chief Executive. Senet Group is an independent body set up to raise standards in the sector, supporting the Gambling Commission’s work to make services safer and fairer.
Sarah Hanratty was Deputy Chief Executive & Director of Corporate Affairs for the Portman Group leading responsible alcohol standards for the UK. She was responsible for policy, strategy and communications to promote responsible marketing and reduce alcohol misuse. Sarah has worked on a wide range of industry-led initiatives to reduce alcohol misuse and promote safe and vibrant night time economies.
She joined the Portman Group as Head of External Affairs in 2010 from the National Lottery Commission where she led communications for the international National Lottery licence competition with responsibility for strategy, corporate communications, media and stakeholder relations.
Prior to that, Sarah was Press Secretary to the Leader of the House of Lords and Strategic Communications Manager for the Cabinet Office. She also worked in local government.
Sarah is also a non-executive director on the board of the Royal Yachting Association, a position she has held since 2014 and was named as one of Cranfield School of Management’s 100 Women to Watch List 2017. She began her career in local government and is a Member of the Company of Public Relations Practitioners, Women on Boards, PRCA and Chartered Institute of Public Relations (MCIPR).