Sally Osman has worked at the highest and most challenging levels of leadership communications within two of Britain’s most enduring and globally significant institutions: the Monarchy and the BBC. Both roles meant working in intensely political and competitive environments, under constant public and media scrutiny.
As the former Director of Communications to Her late Majesty The Queen and at the BBC, she has first hand experience of making public/social value, true purpose and accountability both tangible and credible, of leading transition and culture change and understanding the foundations and impact of soft power.
Sally also led communications for SONY in Europe, for UK commercial television channel 5 at launch and for pioneering broadcaster Sky, all during periods of market transformations, commercial challenges, innovation and crisis.
Her current portfolio, alongside Teneo, includes becoming a Governor of the Courtauld Institute of Art, a Board Director of the English National Opera and a trustee of Our Future Health, the UK’s largest ever health research programme, developing new ways to prevent, detect and treat diseases. She is a Meyler Campbell-accredited leadership coach with clients in the creative industries, financial and professional services.
An award-winning magazine publisher and former journalist, Sally studied law at Exeter University and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Programme at Wharton Business School.
Queen Elizabeth II invested Sally with the Insignia of a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order in December 2018 for her service to the Monarchy.