The Team



Sarah O'Carroll

Sarah O'Carroll

Cities Lead

Role at the Foundation

Sarah coordinates the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's work with cities as part of the Foundation's Institutions, Governments & Cities Team. To accelerate the transition to a circular economy in cities, we develop content targeted at the city government audience, we promote and disseminate the idea of a circular economy to city governments and we mobilize and convene key urban decision makers towards action and demonstration projects.


Before joining the Foundation, Sarah worked for a green economy NPO in Cape Town, South Africa working in the organisation’s industrial symbiosis and circular economy programmes. She is also a volunteer with the African Circular Economy Network (ACEN). Prior to this Sarah completed her chemical engineering degree at the University of Cape Town and spent two years in management consulting.

In her spare time, you can find Sarah walking one of the many coastal paths on the Island or enjoying a good glass of wine with friends.

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