Sandra Wallace

Partner and Joint Managing Director, UK and Europe

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 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. She was recently appointed to the Government commissioned taskforce looking at improving socio-economic diversity in progression to senior leadership roles in the financial services sector.

Sandra has been the recipient of the Law Society Leadership Award, Legal 500 Leading Women Award, Social Mobility Champion of the Year Award 2020, 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 is a mother of three and works flexibly to balance her career and family life

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