Meet the team

At Dearden we recognise the value of teamwork, both in our approach to how we work together and for our clients.

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Sarah Banton

Sarah Banton

If you would like to discuss how Sarah can help you please contact her using one of the methods below:

M. 07966 330310


Sarah is a Director of Dearden Assessment. With a background in NHS general management and psychology, Sarah leads a range of search and assessment assignments, including whole system assessment processes. Sarah is qualified to use a range of ability and personality instruments, including EBW, MBTI, 16PF and OPQ32.

Sarah’s earlier role with Dearden Consulting provided her with a wide range of experience in individual and team development, workforce planning and development, process redesign, research and evaluation methodologies, and international healthcare systems.


Sarah joined the NHS as a national management trainee in the 1990s and worked in general management roles in a range of settings. Joining Dearden Consulting in 2001, Sarah managed Dearden’s international portfolio working with healthcare systems across the globe.


Sarah’s recent Executive Search assignments have included:

  • Chief Executives of Acute Teaching Trusts
  • Directors of Human Resources for Acute Trusts
  • Directors of Finance for Acute Trusts
  • Director of Human Resources and Workforce

Sarah’s recent Assessment Centres have included:

  • Candidates for Consultant posts in Acute Trusts such as Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust, Luton & Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Candidates for Consultant Psychiatrists and Senior Psychologists in Mental Health Trusts
  • Candidates for Director roles for Acute Trust
  • Strategic Directors and Heads of Services for a Local Authority