Chief Philanthropy Officer and deputy to the Chief Executive
Sandra is a deputy to the Chief Executive, responsible for leading the Foundation’s practice as a regional centre for philanthropy. She manages the section of our team which works to build more and better giving to benefit our area by cultivating and stewarding effective relationships with current and prospective donors.
Sandra began her career working in the NHS in health promotion, before joining North Tyneside Community Health Council, first in a training role and then as its Chief Officer.
From 2002 to 2007 Sandra held roles at the Community Foundation, becoming Development Director in 2003. She established her consultancy, Sandra King Associates, in 2008 through which she led more than 40 projects for local and national clients in the public and voluntary sectors. This included a two-year assignment as director of Ways to Wellness, an innovative social-prescribing project and the first social impact bond in the health field.
Sandra has also undertaken a wide range of non-executive and volunteer roles, and is currently Chair of Northumberland Wildlife Trust.