Account Manager, SocietyWorks

Sally joined the SocietyWorks team in January 2023 to help us look after our growing public sector client base, ensuring that the councils and other organisations we work with are happy and getting the best out of our products and services.

But that wasn’t when she began her career at mySociety — that was in 2021 when, as the Service Manager of WhatDoTheyKnow, she oversaw operation and improvement of the services we provide around Freedom of Information.

Sally’s previous experience, working for Transport for London, proved useful in that role, and is also an enormous asset as she liaises with our growing number of public sector clients.

As a teenager Sally started her working life in in broadcasting, volunteering at her local hospital radio station and going on to become the youngest independent local radio presenter in the UK at that time: “I peaked too soon!”, she laughs.

Communication continued to be a thread as Sally moved onto the BBC, Global Traffic Network, UKRD (now Bauer) and GCaP media (now Global). In between radio work she dipped into TV for a while, as a production accountant, and at an audio production company she helped to make what we now call ‘podcasts’.

And then it was onto TfL, where Sally helped shape the information and communications they provide around the day to day operation of the road network. One memorable contribution to the capital’s infrastructure? That would be helping to bring a little gender equality to pedestrian crossings.

Based in Chelmsford, Sally describes her hobbies as: “watching live music, furniture upcycling, fair weather cycling and gardening (more through necessity than enthusiasm!)”.