Diana Sands is senior vice president of the Office of Internal Governance (OIG) for The Boeing Company and a member of the company’s executive council. Sands was elected to her position in April 2014. She is responsible for the advancement and effective implementation of the company’s internal governance policies and plans. She also has oversight for corporate audit, ethics, and global trade controls activities, as well as all other regulatory and compliance matters.
Previously, Sands was corporate controller and vice president of Finance. As Boeing’s principal interface with the board of directors’ audit committee, she led the company’s accounting function and was responsible for timely and transparent financial disclosures. She was also responsible for finance-related regulatory compliance, interfacing with standard setters, regulatory bodies and external auditors.
Prior to Sands’ appointment as corporate controller in 2012, she was vice president of Investor Relations, Financial Planning and Analysis. In that role she had responsibility for investor relations operations, working with institutional investors and securities analysts to promote understanding of Boeing’s programs, financial performance and outlook. She also led business plan development, financial forecasting and financial analysis, all aimed at ensuring that the company’s leadership had the financial information necessary to make critical business decisions.
Sands previously worked in Corporate Treasury, where she was responsible for financial modeling and analysis related to capital structure, equity and fixed-income valuation, pensions and cash deployment.
She joined Boeing in 2001 from General Motors Co., where she served as director, corporate financial planning and reporting, and had various brand finance roles. Previous to that she held financial positions at Ameritech Communications, Helene Curtis and Arthur Andersen.
A certified public accountant, Sands has a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a bachelor’s of business administration with an emphasis in accounting from the University of Michigan.
Sands serves on the boards of the Ounce of Prevention Fund and the Catherine Cook School. She lives in Chicago with her husband and two children.