Sarah Blackie is Managing Director of ESBY, an exciting new commercial consultancy. Sarah works with commercial and procurement leaders to solve their big challenges, including strategy, capability building, technology procurement and sustainable procurement. Sarah also sits on the Board of a digital agency in Wellington. In 2016, Sarah founded and led Xero’s global procurement team which went on to win Procurement Team of the Year at the 2018 Ernst & Young Procurement Awards. With 15 years experience spanning software, professional services, energy companies, and local government in New Zealand and abroad, Sarah has recently concluded her tenure at Xero to establish ESBY. Her top 5 “CliftonStrengths” are: Learner, Achiever, Activator, Ideation and Command.