Sandra is Business in the Community’s Race Equality Director. Sandra works together with the race advisory board to set the agenda for race and employment in the UK. Before joining Business in the Community Sandra worked in the Cabinet Office advising on diversity and inclusion. In January 2012, Sandra was awarded an OBE in the Queens New Year’s honours list for services to Black and Minority Ethnic People.
In October 2012, Sandra was appointed Chair of the Ethnic Minority Employment Stakeholder Group (EMESG) sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions. Advising on issues related to the disadvantages some people from ethnic minority backgrounds face in the labour market. Sandra chairs the Trustee Board of Elevation Networks, an award-winning youth employment charity that seeks to develop leadership potential and increase employability. Key pieces of research she has spearheaded include Race at the Top 2014 - looking at ethnic minorities and leadership in the UK. In April 2015 Sandra’s campaigning work was recognized when she won the Women: Inspiration and Enterprise (WIE) Equality Award.