Registrant Profile | Sandra Norval CEnv, Future Growth Lead
10 years ago I had an idea for a book and an agent said ‘you’d never get published, you have no credibility in the field’, so I set about building that. My path to CEnv was through my IEMA full membership and I have since become a Fellow with them too and am now also a member of the Energy Institute and the Institute of Water. I no longer feel that I lack credibility with the backing of these mighty organisations and I am still writing with the benefit of all the additional learning and professional experience along the way.Sandra Norval CEnv
Southern Water, Future Growth Lead
Sixteen years ago, a desire to be in a career that made a real-world difference led to Sandra switching from accountancy to sustainability. Initially Sandra wanted to enable change in business for the benefit of biodiversity and geodiversity but now also looks to a future in which we celebrate social diversity of all kinds and uses her influence to help achieve this goal.
After running her own businesses and working with IEMA on a thought piece on the digital economy, Sandra realised the huge potential of using technology to analyse complex sustainability data for consistent communication and stronger engagement. She has brought this learning into her recent roles with a local authority and now currently as Future Growth Lead with Southern Water. Shaping development for the future we need is central to the role, fulfilling her original career goals!
For Sandra, credibility is just the beginning. Joining a vast network of genuine leaders, influencers, game changers and innovators makes Sandra proud to be a part of the solution to environmental problems, whatever that ends up being. Sandra continues to support others along the way through the networking provided by CEnv status, as part of her role with the Society for the Environment’s Board and through coaching her team.
Meanwhile Sandra herself is not one to rest on her laurels and is continuing to write, with books on coaching, developing a sustainability career and the current work in progress is on the theme of credibility!
Profile correct as of March 2022.