Sandra Mcleish

Sankhard Company Ltd. | Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association
Managing Director | Board Director

Mrs. Sandra McLeish is the owner and Managing Director of Sankhard Co. Ltd. which is Jamaica’s foremost manufacturer of Jamaican fruit-based dressings and pumpkin value-added foods under the Springvale brand since 2010.  She has served on the board of the Jamaica Manufacturers Association, and the National Compliance and Regulatory Association (NCRA) where she chaired the Human Resources committee of the Advisory Board. She presently serves on the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica’s Gender and Disability Affairs Committee and was re-elected to the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA) Board as a Director. Her interests are in supporting women entrepreneurs, particularly in micro and small enterprises.

In addition to being an experienced entrepreneur in agro-processing, Sandra has 21 years of experience in community and social development programs, particularly health. She brings expertise in program management, strategic planning and implementation, health system strengthening, organizational capacity development, and gender-related planning. As a consultant, she has contributed to a body of work promoting sustainability for aspects of the health response (social contracting) in countries such as the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Jamaica, Belize, and Guyana to name a few. Over the past three years, Sandra has also supported the UN Women in implementing Women Empowerment Principles in supporting gender equality in Jamaica.