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Managing Director, World Wellbeing Movement

Sarah Cunningham

Sarah Cunningham is Managing Director of the World Wellbeing Movement (WWM), a coalition of global leaders from business, civil society, and academia that have come together to help put wellbeing at the heart of decision-making in both business and public policy.

Sarah is a senior business leader, board director, and Future of Work strategist with over 20 years’ experience, gained in companies including Mastercard, Google, BT, CapGemini and Accenture. 

Prior to being appointed to her current position, Sarah was Vice-President and lead of Mastercard’s European Technology Hub in Dublin, where she was focused on creating a great place to work with employee wellbeing as the cornerstone. Under her leadership, Mastercard’s Dublin operation grew from 450 employees to just over 1,000 with employee engagement scores improving year-on-year, and moved to a flagship new state-of-the-art campus. 

A former Management Consultant, Sarah holds an Executive MSc in Behavioural Science from The London School of Economics and Political Science, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business & Law from University College Dublin; a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the London Business School; Google’s MBA-level ‘Marketing Academy’ executive education diploma from INSEAD business school; and is a graduate of the Smurfit Senior Leadership programme in partnership with Darden University, where she was awarded a partial scholarship in 2019. 

Sarah is a frequent speaker on the topics of Workplace Wellbeing, the Future of Work, and Diversity & Inclusion. In 2019, she was honoured to be named “Business Role Model of the Year” at the Women in IT Ireland awards. 

In her spare time, Sarah enjoys hiking with her husband. Over the years, she has hiked in the Himalayas, Lesotho, Peru (the Inca Trail), Spain (a leg of the Camino), the Alps and of course, beautiful scenic Ireland.