Gartner Expert

Sarah Watt

Sr Director Analyst

Sarah Watt is Research Director with Gartner's Supply Chain Group. Ms. Watt's research interests include sustainable supply chain, circular economy, talent management and diversity and inclusion.

She helps Gartner clients to find more effective ways to apply sustainability principles within the supply chain based on organizational values and product offering. Her work aims to show how embracing sustainability can be profitable for business, while also being good for the planet. She also works with supply chain leaders to link their business strategy to their talent management requirements. Her interests include talent acquisition, retention and succession management. She also has experience in diversity and inclusion as one of the enablers for strong talent management.

She has more than 10 years of experience in Sustainability within a large corporate environment. She is a Chartered Environmentalist, IEMA, 2018.

Previous experience

Before joining Gartner, Ms. Watt worked for an FTSE100 company in the areas of sustainability, EHS, risk management, business continuity and diversity and inclusion. She has also held other roles in quality and technical sales.

Areas of coverage

Supply Chain Strategy, Leadership and Governance

Direct Material Sourcing and Supply Chain Services

Education

Master of Studies, Sustainability and Leadership, Cambridge University

Bachelor of Engineering, Open University

B.A., (Psychology + History), University of Natal

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1How to enhance the impact of a sustainability program to deliver value to an organization?

2How to use the annual sustainability reporting process to deliver tangible insights to investors and stakeholders?

3How to start implementing the circular economy?

4How to link organizational strategy/growth to talent management planning and retention?

5How to implement health and safety best practice?