Sandpiper appoints new Head of Public Affairs

Sandpiper appoints new Head of Public Affairs

Independent public affairs and strategic communications consultancy, Sandpiper, has announced the appointment of Saskia Kendall as the consultancy’s Head of Public Affairs for Asia Pacific. In her new role, she will oversee a specialist public affairs team across the region, as well as working with clients in sectors including energy, financial services, healthcare, and technology.

Saskia brings 20 years of experience in public affairs, public policy, and communications in Asia Pacific, Europe, and the UK to the role. Since joining Sandpiper in 2019, Saskia has contributed to growing the firm’s regional healthcare and public affairs offerings and expanding its global client roster.

Excited to take on this role, Saskia said: "Our public affairs work has grown exponentially over the last few years as clients look for a more holistic and integrated approach to managing their issues and opportunities. I am looking forward to working with our team to take our offering from strength to strength.”

Emma Smith, Chief Executive of Sandpiper, commented on Saskia's appointment: “Saskia’s advisory approach combines global experience with local knowledge of the Asia Pacific markets, to help our clients engage effectively with policymakers, experts, and other industry stakeholders.”


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