Mark Sandys obtained an MA in English & French from Balliol College, Oxford University in 1996. He is a highly experienced Senior Marketing Executive with over 2 decades cognate experience. He has worked for Diageo Plc for over 19 years in different capacities including as Global Marketing Strategy & Innovation Director Baileys, Marketing & Innovation Director, Diageo Russia & Eastern Europe (based in Moscow); Category Director, Whisky & Reserve, Asia Pacific.
He is currently the Global Head of Beer, Baileys & Smirnoff for Diageo Plc. He was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 30 August 2017. He resides in Ireland.