“We’ve found the secret to happy employees is to encourage them to follow their passion.”
Sandra Preyale, Chief People Officer
As Chief People Officer, Sandra Preyale is responsible for developing innovative recruitment and retention strategies to bring more great people on board along, with enhancing organization and operations structures to champion the distinctive Aegis Living ‘employee first’ culture supporting those who create wonderful experiences for our residents and families.
Sandra is a seasoned human resource professional with 30 years’ experience as a global human resources (HR) leader with a true passion for nurturing and developing people. Her work with top high growth companies and global brands including Amazon, L’Oreal and Coach give her a unique perspective in creating outstanding teams in dynamic environments. As a Vice President of HR with Amazon Marketplace, Sandra oversaw seven business groups and 75 global HR partners with the responsibility for defining and implementing HR strategy as well as re-engineering the HR organization across global regions. While at Coach, she built human resources teams in Asia, Europe, and New York, leading change-management projects including recreating regional structures, simplifying organizational hierarchies, developing a new regional buying model and overhauling back office outsourcing.
She has lived and worked internationally in earlier leadership positions with the LVMH Group, a multinational luxury goods conglomerate, and business partnership, while sales and merchandising positions with Danone Group round out her organizational and people management business experience.
Sandra holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and Psychology from the University College of Dublin and a master’s degree in clinical psychology from University of Paris V.