Trowers' Sara Bailey appointed as trustee and chair of fundraising at Open City
Sara Bailey, head of real estate at international law firm Trowers & Hamlins, has been appointed as a trustee of Open City, a charity that works with architecture and urban design to make the built environment more accessible and inclusive.
In addition, Sara is also chair of the fundraising board and staff liaison to the trustees and Trowers is an official Open City principal partner. These additional roles will see Sara and Trowers supporting Open City to enable them to create and grow programmes that champion architecture as an educational tool and give students from all backgrounds, the skills to create wider participation and diversity in the built environment professions.
"I am honoured to be a part of Open City in supporting the valuable programmes they facilitate to ensure that communities have access to engage, understand and shape the built environment around them. I am passionate about social mobility and providing young people with the tools and the knowledge to play their part in the development of our society. Real estate has a huge part to play in shaping the future of our towns and cities and it is exciting to be working with an organisation that champions inclusivity and equality across all levels of architecture and urban design."
Open City's new Director, Phineas Harper, added:
"Starting a new job is always tricky, but to begin as incoming Director of Open City and Open House amid the Covid-19 pandemic has been a colossal challenge. In these circumstances, I am very lucky and thankful that Sara Bailey has joined our trustees. Though one of the newest members of the board, she has already been an immensely supportive mentor whose wisdom and expertise has made a real difference to the organisation. My thanks to Sara and to Trowers and Hamlins for supporting us to weather the pandemic and in helping us strive to make London a truly open city."