Sarah Jones

Executive Chair of Outreach Solutions


Sarah Jones is Outreach Solutions’ Executive Chair. She is also Deputy Chair of learndirect after serving as CEO for the past nine years. She became Chief Executive of learndirect in January 2005 after an extensive career at BAE Systems. During her time learndirect was transformed from an organisation under government control into a commercial entity following an MBO in October 2011.  In November 2012 learndirect was merged with another LDC portfolio company JHP training, to create the largest integrated provider of skills, training and employment services in the UK. learndirect is also one of the largest computer-based testing providers in the world having secured the UK government’s contract to provide e-assessment services. With a degree in Economics and an MBA from Leeds University, Sarah has served as a volunteer counsellor in the prison service and is a Non Executive Director on the Board of Sheffield Children’s Hospital.