Sarah Blair is Director of IT at a leading independent Scottish law firm, Thorntons. She has over 15 years’ experience in IT and has spent much of her time leading and transforming the firm’s IT capabilities.

Sarah specialises in developing and implementing IT strategies while delivering value to the firm through its investment in the latest legal technologies. She has a passion for business-led innovation, encouraging understanding, adoption and exploration of new technologies, but always with a focus on the problem that needs to be solved.

During her time at Thorntons Sarah has spearheaded a number of major change management campaigns to encourage the adoption of new technology – Seeing IT as an enabler and only bringing value when it enables people to work better.

Sarah is a member of the firm’s Operational Board, Information Steering Committee and Research & Development Group, working with fellow directors to meet the firm’s strategic objectives and to drive forward business plans, as well as being the firm’s Information Security Manager.

Sarah is also a member of the LITIG group and the LawScotTech advisory board.

When not at work or taxiing children around she can be found sailing keelboats off the East Neuk of Fife.