Location: London, Speciality: Strategy

Sarah-Jane Dowman

Happen Associate

SJ is a passionate and experienced innovation consultant with an excellent track record of helping clients drive sustainable growth through meaningful insight-led innovation


  • BA Hons, Italian and History of Art, University College London

Previous Incarnations:

  • Operations Director, Jubilee Sailing Trust
  • Director, Happen
  • Innovation Consultant, Synectics

Guiding belief:

  • A deep curiosity about the needs, motivations and frustrations of your audience lies at the heart of successful innovation


  • Unlocking the full creative potential of individuals and teams
  • Spotting and fostering great talent
  • Travelling the world and stepping into the shoes of locals
  • Art, cooking, country walks and dogs!

Proudest of:

  • Being Happen’s first employee back in 2007
  • Working with client teams and consumers in 25 countries
  • Leading the first phase of organisational transformation of a UN accredited disability charity
  • Setting up a boutique consultancy to help businesses create remarkable work cultures