Sarah Cutbush Gaicd

Chief Marketing & Communications Officer at University of South Australia

Sarah Cutbush GAICD has extensive experience in marketing and communications. Sarah is currently serving as the Chief Marketing & Communications Officer at the University of South Australia since May 2022. Prior to this, they held the position of Deputy Director, Marketing and Strategic Communications at the same university from December 2014 to May 2022.

In addition to their role at the University of South Australia, Sarah has held various other positions throughout their career. Sarah was the State President and Non-Executive Director at Surf Life Saving South Australia, starting in May 2018. Sarah also served as a Non-Executive Director at Surf Life Saving Australia since May 2023.

Before joining the education sector, Sarah worked in the banking and finance industry. Sarah was the Head of Brand and Marketing at BankSA from February 2013 to September 2014. Prior to that, they were the General Manager of Marketing and Development at Savings & Loans Credit Union from October 2006 to December 2009.

Sarah Cutbush also has experience as a Director at Holiday Explorers from 2009 to 2014 and as a Senior Consultant/Account Director at Fuller from August 2012 to February 2013. Sarah was also the General Manager of Marketing at Seeley International from April 2010 to August 2012.

Earlier in their career, Sarah worked as the Planning & Development Manager at GE Money on a contract basis from April 2006 to October 2006. Sarah also worked as a Consultant at Montgomery Cox, a financial services marketing recruitment firm, from September 2005 to April 2006.

Overall, Sarah Cutbush GAICD has a diverse and well-rounded background in marketing and communications, with experience in both the corporate and non-profit sectors.

Sarah Cutbush GAICD holds an MBA from the Australian Institute of Management, which they obtained from 2010 to 2012. Prior to this, they completed a Graduate Diploma in Marketing at the University of South Australia from 1999 to 2001. In 1996, Sarah completed a Graduate Certificate in Direct Marketing from the Australian Direct Marketing Association (ADMA). Sarah also holds a B.Litt in Journalism from Deakin University, which they earned between 1993 and 1995. Sarah's educational background also includes a BA from the University of Adelaide, which they obtained from 1985 to 1987, with a focus on English, Politics, Economics, and Geography.


Previous companies


  • Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

    May, 2022 - present

  • Deputy Director, Marketing And Strategic Communications

    December, 2014