Sandra Knowles

Director, People & Culture, 
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Sandra joined Business in the Community in June 2018 on secondment from Aviva plc to lead BITC’s HR team.  A career HR professional, Sandra has experience across various sectors including Financial Services, Professional and Advisory Services and the Public Sector.

During her time at Aviva, Sandra has held various senior HR positions, partnering with the business to ensure that the people agenda is at the heart of commercial activities. Enabling a strong and positive Culture is a core motivator for Sandra.

Sandra’s passion for engaging and developing employees is part of the reason she is excited to work with BITC.  The opportunity to make a practical difference within an organisation that has such a far-reaching positive impact inspires her. Sandra’s focus is on aligning the people plan with the mission of the organisation. 

Outside of work Sandra enjoys various types of exercise and has a habit of pushing herself to achieve challenging events.  She has completed a number of long distance rowing races around Europe, cycled the RideLondon100 twice, run a marathon and swum the Dart 10k.