Sarah Martin

Associate Fellow

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Egrove Park


As an associate fellow, Sarah focuses on leadership in professional services firms. She designs, directs and teaches on award-winning, bespoke leadership programmes for major clients, including global elite law firms.

This has included work for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Hogan Lovells, and Appleby Global. She is a leadership coach on the High Performance Leadership Programme and the Women Transforming Leadership Programme.

As a founder of Martin & Levin, she also works with other leading professional services firms, including Allen & Overy, Bird & Bird, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, DLA Piper, Egon Zehnder, KPMG, Norton Rose Fulbright and Skadden Arps.

Sarah is also a member of the faculty of Meyler Campbell, a centre of expertise for training leadership coaches and she is accredited by the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches.

Sarah is a Sloan Fellow, with an MSc in Leadership from London Business School and a distinction for her work on unconscious bias.

Previously Sarah was Senior Counsel in the Chairman’s office at BP plc and Group Legal Adviser at David S Smith plc, having started her career as a corporate lawyer at Allen & Overy in London and Loeb & Loeb in Los Angeles.

Sarah has a practical approach based on a blend of emotional intelligence and her deep understanding of professionals and their firms.