Sandie is General Counsel of HSBC Global Asset Management and Deputy General Counsel of HSBC Retail Banking and Wealth Management. She is also a member of the Executive Management Committee of HSBC Global Asset Management.
Before joining HSBC in January 2014, Sandie was Global General Counsel at Barings. Previously, she was Head of Legal for Corporate Services at Schroders.
Sandie qualified first as a barrister and then re-qualified and trained as a solicitor. Sandie is named in the Powerlist 2015 as the fourth most influential black person in Britain.
In July 2011 Sandie was appointed to the Management Board and the Panel of Experts of The Hague based Panel of Recognised International Market Experts in Finance, which assists with the settlement of international disputes on complex financial transactions. In late 2013, Sandie became a council member of the Human Rights organisation, JUSTICE. Sandie is also an ambassador for the Law Society’s Diversity Access Scheme.
From January to June 2014, Sandie was President of International Lawyers of Africa (ILFA), having previously been an ILFA director for many years.
In November 2014, Sandie was appointed to the Board and elected as a Governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). She is also on the Equality Standards Panel of the Premier League.
Sandie received the 2014 Chambers Europe Award for Excellence in the category for Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession. In March 2014, she was named by the Guardian Newspaper as one of 10 women who are changing the face of the City.
Sandie co-founded Barings’ very successful ‘See The Possibilities’ mentoring programme, aimed at students at further education colleges in the London area.
In July 2014, Sandie was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Law by City University in recognition of her career in business and law and her voluntary work.
More recently, Sandie was named in the Autumn 2015 edition of Brummell Magazine, as one of the top Inspirational Women in the City who are Champions of Diversity.