Sarah Veale retired as Head of Equality and Employment Rights at the Trade Union Congress in 2015. At the TUC Sarah was responsible for the organisation’s work on equality and trade union and employment rights.
Sarah was, until January 2017, a Board member at the Equality and Human Rights Commission. She was, until June 2018, a member of the Regulatory Policy Committee, which provides independent assessment of Government regulatory and de-regulatory proposals. From July 2018 to April 2019, Sarah was a member of the Fair Work Commission, which produced a report and recommendations to the Wales Government in March 2019.
In the past Sarah was a member of the ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) Council and the Health and Safety Executive Board.
Sarah is a non-Executive Director of the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). She is a visiting fellow at the Greenwich University Business School and a Vice Chair of the Equality and Diversity Forum. Sarah is a Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.
Sarah was awarded the CBE in 2006 for services to diversity. In 2012 Sarah was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Laws by Oxford Brookes University.