Sandra Wallace is a member of the Executive board and acts as joint Managing Director, UK & Europe for the global business law firm, DLA Piper. She also sits on the firm’s D&I Council. Prior to her Executive role she has served as UK Employment Group Head and UK Managing Partner. She remains an active employment law Partner.
Sandra was appointed to the Social Mobility Commission in December 2018. The Social Mobility Commission a non-departmental public body sponsored by the DFE monitors progress towards improving social mobility in the UK and promotes social mobility in England. In July 2020 she was appointed interim Co-Chair. Sandra also works to drive social mobility within the legal sector, and DLA Piper is ranked in the top 100 employers in the Social Mobility Index, and is the lead legal services Employer for the Social Mobility Pledge.
Sandra is also the Birmingham Chair at TheCityUK, a membership body, lobbying on behalf, of the financial and related professional services industry. In this role she recently sat on the Government Sponsored Skills taskforce, looking at how the industry must contribute to learning and development skills in an increasingly diverse and digitalised industry.
Sandra has been the recipient of the Law Society Leadership Award, Legal 500 Leading Women Award, the Lawyer Hot 100 and she is also listed in the Powerlist 100 for people of African or African Caribbean heritage who have risen to the top of their profession.
Sandra will be speaking on ‘The Board Level Conversation: what will corporate governance look like in our new economic landscape?’