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The marketing & communications department oversees the brand and positioning of the organization, and has editorial oversight of all GRI communications channels, including its website and newsletters as well as all public relations activities. In addition, all GRI conferences, events and external speaking engagements are managed by the department.

Sandra joined GRI in May 2017 as Chief Communications Officer. Sandra is a seasoned communications leader with extensive international experience across multiple industries. She recently served as Chief Communications Officer at Sanoma Corporation, a leading media and learning company operating in Belgium, Finland, the Netherlands,  Poland and Sweden. Prior to this, Sandra spent almost 10 years with The Walt Disney Company EMEA, most recently serving as Vice President, Regional Communications.

Sandra leads GRI’s marketing and communications team with responsibility for developing and implementing GRI’s global internal and external marketing and communications strategy to further strengthen GRI’s leadership position. 

Sandra is a Dutch national who returned to the Netherlands in 2015 after having lived and worked in the UK for many years. She holds a BA with honours in Creative Arts from Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK.