The Rt Reverend Sarah Mullally, DBE, has recently been appointed Bishop of London. Bishop Sarah is a former nurse and held clinical nursing posts at St Thomas' Hospital and The Royal Marsden Hospital (where she completed their specialist nursing course), and a number of nursing leadership roles, firstly at the former Westminster Hospital as ward sister and head of practice development, then as Director of Nursing at the Chelsea and Westminster, later becoming Deputy and Acting Chief Executive Officer.
From 1999 to 2004 she was appointed as Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Patient Experience for England and has also been a non-executive Director of the English Board of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting.
Bishop Sarah was an independent governor for London South Bank University between 2005 and 2015, where she became vice-chair of the board of governors and chair of the policy and resources committee. She was a non-executive director of the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust from 2005 to 2012, after which she took on a non-executive role at Salisbury NHS Foundation.
Bishop Sarah was ordained as a deacon in 2001 after theological training at the South East Institute of Theological Education. She was ordained as a priest in 2002 and was an assistant curate at St Saviour's Battersea Fields from 2001.
In September 2006 she was installed as team rector of Sutton Team Ministry at St Nicholas' Church in Sutton, London. In addition to her parish work, Bishop Sarah has involvement in an Anglican clergy leadership programme and sits on the Church of England's Dioceses Commission. In 2012 she was installed as Canon Treasurer at Salisbury Cathedral.
Since July 2015, she has been Bishop of Crediton in the Diocese of Exeter and on 26 September the same year she became the first woman in the Church of England to lead an ordination service.
In 2005, Bishop Sarah became a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in recognition for her contribution to nursing and midwifery. She has also been named Fellow of London South Bank University 2001; Honorary DHSc, Bournemouth University 2004; Honorary DHSc, University of Wolverhampton 2004; Honorary DHSc, University of Hertfordshire 2005; and Fellow of Canterbury Christ Church University 2006.
Bishop Sarah has been a Vice-President of Hospiscare since November 2015.