With a background in human rights, gender rights and reproductive rights, Sarah Morton-Ramwell is the global head of Ashurst's pro bono practice and social impact programme.
Sarah advises leading global and local non-profit organisations, charities, social enterprises and individuals experiencing marginalisation and disadvantage. Sarah sits on the Board of the Australian Pro Bono Centre and the International Bar Association Pro Bono Committee's Advisory Board (and was Pro Bono Committee Chair from 2018-2021). She is also a member of the Centre for Social Impact's Sydney Advisory Council, TrustLaw's Council and ActionAid's Arise Leadership Circle. Sarah also sits on the Business Council of Australia's Indigenous Engagement Taskforce and is Chair of Ashurst's Reconciliation Committee. Sarah is a member of the Association of Pro Bono Counsel and was named in the Institute of Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability's first group of fellows in 2016. She is a graduate and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and sits on Ashurst's Risk Committee.
Sarah helped to create the UK Collaborative Plan, which set an aspirational pro bono hours target for UK firms and aims to improve access to justice for people experiencing disadvantage. Sarah has spoken extensively on pro bono, corporate responsibility and access to justice, and holds a Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership from the University of Cambridge.