Sarika Patel is Chair of the Board of Trustees at Action for Children.

She is a business leader with nearly 30 years of public, private organisational experience. She is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Marketer. She is also a graduate in law.

Her experience includes leadership of multi-sited teams, corporate development, and finance. Her skills include acquiring, integrating and developing businesses, as well as company restructuring and turnaround.

Sarika has a number of non-executive positions in her portfolio. She is currently on the Board of the Office for Nuclear Regulation, where she chairs the Audit, Risk and Assurance committee. She is a Non-Executive Director and chairs  audit committees at SEEIT plc, Foresight Sustainable Forestry Co plc, Sequoia Economic Infrastructure Income Fund Limited, and  Aberdeen Standard Equity Investment Trust.

Her previous non-exec roles include Vice Chair of Centrepoint,  Commissioner at the Gambling Commission, Imperial Healthcare Trust, and member of the Court, University of Greenwich.