As COO, Sandra Donovan has been involved in Solar 21 since its inception in 2010. She played a key role in the establishment of the Dublin HQ, taking responsibility for staff, processes and technology. She is responsible for all aspects of operations in Dublin with a focus on fund-raising, distribution and partner and investor relations.
With a diploma in Computer Science and a degree in IT Management, Sandra has over 25 years’ experience in IT and operations management within the financial services sector. Working with Zurich Life in Dublin for 7 years, Sandra gained a detailed knowledge of the life insurance, pensions and investment business.
Sandra went on to hold senior consultancy and management roles with global IT companies such as Unisys and local IT consultancies working primarily within the financial services sector. Her clients included Irish Life Investment Managers, Bank of Ireland, Royal Bank of Scotland and Capital G Bank in Bermuda.
Sandra was project manager on a number of large-scale software development projects including a branch teller automation system for Ulster Bank and a customer online banking system for First Active, both members of the Royal Bank of Scotland group.