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GRI appoints Sandra van Vreedendaal as Chief Communications Officer
10 May 2017

​GRI is pleased to announce the appointment of Sandra van Vreedendaal to the position of 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 Finland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland and Sweden. Prior to this, Sandra spent almost ten years with The Walt Disney Company EMEA, most recently serving as Vice President, Regional Communications.

Sandra will lead 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. In addition, Sandra will be a member of the GRI Management Team, reporting directly to GRI Chief Executive Tim Mohin.

“Communication is an essential part of our work here at GRI, which is why I am so excited to have Sandra join us. She brings a wealth of experience to this role,” said GRI Chief Executive Tim Mohin. “Sandra will help me and the GRI Management Team promote the work we do and connect with even more organizations that are committed to using transparency to transform the way we do business around the world. I look forward to working closely with Sandra and to welcoming her as the newest member of the GRI family.”

“As a result of GRI’s pioneering work, sustainability reporting has transformed from a niche activity to one adopted by a growing majority of companies,” commented Sandra van Vreedendaal. “I’m delighted to join an organization with such an impressive track record and commitment to helping improve the world around us. My aim is to harness and build on GRI’s strengths in order to solidify its leadership position and impact on a more sustainable economy and world.”

Sandra is a Dutch national who returned to the Netherlands two years ago 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.