Sarah Cross LLM BSc General Manager of IP Asset Strategy at Fonterra
Friday, 30 September 2022
Sarah Cross (Class of 2004) was the guest speaker at the Prefects' Graduation held in the Westlake Event Centre in September 2022. She drew on her varied experience as a leader, director and Board member as well as her background in Law and Science in an inspiring presentation to the Westlake prefects and Tuakana.

Sarah joined Fonterra in early 2020, leading their Intellectual Property Strategy team. This followed a decade working as a Senior Manager with Everedge Global, providing strategic and commercialisation advice to fast growing technology companies. 

Alongside this, she was a Board member of YES Disability Foundation, a resource hub for young people with a disability in North and West Auckland, including working with Shore Junction in Takapuna. Sarah is a Director and Chair of Weave Group, the NZ Centre for Leadership Excellence, a networking organisation for CEOs and Managers. 
Reflecting on her time at Westlake, Sarah says, 'Westlake provided me with a great launchpad for the start of my career, not only academically but also personally. Westlake was a fantastic place to grow through the influence of fantastic teachers and awesome friends and fellow students.