Our Team

Social development specialists with decades of
International development sector experience

Our Team


Sarah Hutchison

Administrative Officer

Sarah joined SDDirect as Administration Officer in December 2021. Her role is to provide additional admin support to the Programmes team, which includes acting as a point of contact to candidates and supporting on new contracts.

In 2021, Sarah graduated from the University of Glasgow with an MSc in Media, Communications and International Journalism. Prior to this, she studied International Relations and Modern History at the University of St Andrews, where she specialised in GBV research and Critical Discourse Analysis in her Honours years.

For three months in 2020, Sarah volunteered in Ramallah, Palestine, with the YWCA Palestine. This role included supporting the delivery of youth leadership training programmes in the West Bank, facilitating discussions with Palestinian youth on topics such as: advocacy, gender equality, economic empowerment, and human rights. She continues to volunteer with YWCA Scotland as part of the Feminist Blogger Network. 

In her spare time, Sarah enjoys travelling, reading, and running.