Diana Sands is senior vice president of the Office of Internal Governance and Administration for The Boeing Company and a member of the company’s executive council. She is responsible for the advancement and effective implementation of Boeing’s internal governance policies and plans, and for providing common infrastructure and business services across the enterprise.
As the company’s chief ethics & compliance officer, Sands leads Boeing’s ethics, compliance, corporate audit and trade controls activities. In this governance role, Sands reports to the chairman and chief executive officer and to the audit committee of the board of directors. She also oversees the administration function including Boeing Shared Services, an organization with more than 7,000 employees which provides common internal services in support of the company’s global operations.
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.
Prior to Sands’ appointment as corporate controller, she was vice president of Investor Relations, Financial Planning & Analysis. In that role she promoted understanding of Boeing with investors and analysts, and led business plan development, financial forecasting and financial analysis.
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.