Sarah James joined the Trust Board in October 2019.

Sarah qualified as a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy in 1993, through the NHS Graduate Finance Training Scheme.  She has worked in a range of finance roles at Salisbury FT, Royal United Hospital Bath FT, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership and Wiltshire PCT and joined YDH after 6 years as Chief Finance Officer at Bath and North East Somerset CCG.  Sarah has also undertaken roles in corporate governance, project management and performance management.