C&IT A List 2017: Sara Newbold, Worldspan

Starring in C&IT's A List 2017 is Sara Newbold, senior project manager, 30, Worldspan.

C&IT A List 2017: Sara Newbold, Worldspan
C&IT A List 2017: Sara Newbold, Worldspan

Meet the C&IT A List 2017

For her 18th birthday, Sara's parents let her plan her party. That's when she knew she wanted to get into events. After landing her first events job at an international charity, she joined Worldspan in 2015 after relocating to north Wales.

Boss says

"Sara has a strong customer service ethos and as an event professional she has shown from day one with us that nothing fazes her. Sara's commitment to delivering projects flawlessly has been instrumental in building relationships with clients and colleagues alike," says Amy Quinn, head of pharmaceutical services.

Best project I've ever worked on

An event I've just come back from in Hong Kong at the new Kerry Hotel. Ours was the first group to be hosted there. I did two site inspections while work was underway, so it's been amazing to see the progression of that. We've had amazing feedback and I feel really positive about the experience.

Most challenging moment

The first event I was the project manager for. I was worried about meeting the clients' expectations.

Dream client

Any sporting event.

Alternative career

I did a year out in the Caribbean sailing so I think I'd like to be a host on a private yacht. I love sailing.

Goals before 40

I'd like to be doing more events and seeing different places. I hope my career will take me all over the world.

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