Truro and Falmouth
Sarah Newton grew up in Truro and Falmouth, a part of Cornwall where she has family roots stretching back for generations. She was educated locally at Marlborough Infants, Clare Terrace Primary School and Falmouth School before reading History at King’s College London and as was a Rotary International Scholar at the Graduate School of International Relations at Denver University, USA.
After a successful career with Citibank and American Express, Sarah decided to dedicate her time to raise awareness of the issues affecting older people and their families. In the 1990s she served as a Director of Age Concern England, before helping to set up and run the UK branch of International Longevity Centre - an international ‘think and do tank’ that works with policy makers across all sectors to develop compassionate and sustainable responses to the challenges and opportunities presented by an ageing population. Sarah is a fellow of The Royal Society of Arts.
Sarah married her husband Alan in St Budock Church twenty eight years ago, they have three children and live in Mylor, just outside Falmouth.