Sarah CayrafourcqSecretariat at EBIC
Sarah is a Consulting Partner at management consultancy Prospero & Partners and a psychodynamically trained organisational psychologist. Prospero provides a unique blend of public affairs, change consultancy and organisational development to help clients innovate and flourish. Prospero applies this human-centered approach to spaces such as bio-based innovation, food and agriculture, healthcare and well-being, and environmental sustainability. Prospero convened the companies that became the Founding Members of the European Biostimulants Council (EBIC) and has provided the secretariat to EBIC since it was formed in 2011.
Sarah consults mainly to complex change processes and large-group dynamics in international systems and the challenges posed by organisational development. She uses insights from systems analysis, group relations and psychoanalysis to support the development of more thoughtful and effective organisational practices, teamwork and leadership. She has directed international, participatory research programs to generate insights that help organisations transform their external relations, surface and resolve internal tensions, and align their values with the demands of cultural and ideological diversity. She designs and directs experiential learning events, helping to surface unconscious dynamics in the human experience of leadership, authority and role. She works exclusively at board and senior management level, facilitating the renewal of strategy, enabling the reconfiguration of governance structures, and consulting to whole-systems change.
Sarah is a graduate of the University of Oxford, where she achieved a Master of Letters and holds Senior Membership of St Hilda’s College. Her clinical training is in Psychoanalytic Consultation, completed at Master's level and with Distinction at the Tavistock Clinic in London, where she is a Visiting Lecturer. In Belgium she is a Member of the Belgian Federation of Psychologists (BFP) and the Association of Organisational, Consumer and Occupational Psychology (VOCAP). In the US she is an Affiliate International Member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and an Academic Associate Member of the American Psychoanalytic Association (APSA). Internationally, she is a Member of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organisations (ISPSO).