Associate Director, Government Property Services | Occupier Services
Sandra has enjoyed a 30-year career working for the Australian Government, at Department of Human Services (DHS) and more recently the Department of Finance (Finance). Sandra’s broad experience in the public sector covers a range of policy, corporate, operational and customer service roles. She has an excellent understanding of Government activities and the new Property Services Coordinated Procurement Arrangements.
As an Assistant Leasing Manager, Government Property Services Team, Sandra will be responsible for managing client relationships of a range of Commonwealth Agencies.
While in the Commonwealth Government Sandra managed and successfully implemented several large national projects, some quite complex with rigid timeframes and budget, and politically sensitive. Other projects were of a smaller nature, however unique due to sensitivities relating to individuals and the policy change that resulted.
Sandra has been awarded three Public Service Australia Day awards during her career:
· Property Services Coordinated Procurement Arrangements (Finance) – Team Award. Implementing the new property services arrangements;
· Significant Contribution to the Community (DHS) – Individual Award for changing the policy and process for released inmates re-integrating into the community; and
· Off-site File Storage Project (DHS)– Team Award. Relocating 17 million Centrelink customer paper files into large storage facilities across Australia and scanning the records into a data warehouse.
Sandra’s experience in the public sector has been diverse from policy and projects in Canberra, DHS Region Manager for the Riverina, South Coast, NSW and ACT, Manager of the Wagga Wagga DHS shopfront, Trip Manager during the Cyclone Yasi (Far North Queensland) Recovery mission and working on the DHS Property Strategy for the 400+ shopfronts and office locations. The strategy focused on reducing the national footprint.
More recently Sandra worked in the Finance Divestment Team, responsible for the sale of Commonwealth property in the Albury/Wodonga region. Sales during 2018 were approximately $20 million. Before working in the Divestment Team, Sandra worked in the Property Services team responsible for Commonwealth Leasing, Operation Tetris and the establishment of the Property Service Coordinated Procurement arrangements.
Post Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management
Diploma in Project Management
Certificate in Contract Management
Memberships & Involvements
Australian Government Baseline Security Clearance (Protected)
Believe Equine Training and Coaching (volunteer for the equine assisted learning programs)