Sandra Arico

Sandra Arico

Sandra represents the next generation of young leaders. She has been described as an enabler, a connector and a catalyst for change, and has had an incredibly unique and diverse journey in the lead-up to her current role at HeliMods, where she is Head of Strategic Engagement and Special Projects.

Graduating from RMIT with an Entrepreneurship degree and a successful entrepreneurial events-based start-up, Sandra was scouted by the CEO of Deloitte Digital to help drive digital innovation in a conservative professional services firm. Having successfully helped Deloitte build an online education business from the ground-up, Sandra turned left and headed for the Guatemalan jungle where she spent a year living in a remote community, searching for answers to some of life’s big questions.

The years that followed saw Sandra bring her vision, creativity and unique perspective to senior roles across world-class organisations including CSIRO, RMIT and Swisse Wellness, as well as to supporting start-ups and community-building initiatives. She has worked across multiple sectors including digital, science and technology, education, health and wellness, and now aerospace.

When Sandra met the team at HeliMods last year, she was incredibly inspired by their vision, leadership and innovative approach, as well as their aspirations for growth - with purpose. She relocated to the Sunshine Coast from Melbourne to be part of the team and has had the opportunity to create her own unique and diverse role across the areas she is most passionate about, including strategy, marketing, stakeholder engagement and people and culture.