Departement of Culture


Head of Culture and Tourism Division

Sandra has a Degree in Social Communication, branch of journalism, from Universidade Nova de Lisboa and she is a Postgraduate in Marketing and Protocol and Master in Human Resources Development Policies by the Institute of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Lisbon. She also has an Advanced Course in Social Sciences, Management and Public Administration.

She has been an employee of the Funchal City Council for 27 years, having served as Head of the Service and Information Division and more recently, since 2015, Head of the Culture and Tourism Division.

She also holds the position of Director of the Municipal Theater Baltazar Dias and is responsible for most of the major municipal cultural events such as the Funchal Book Fair, urban festival Fica na Cidade and popular festival Altares de São João.

Throughout her career, she has worked as a trainer in the areas of Group Dynamics, Pedagogical Communication, Public Relations and Protocol.

She is a member of the Board of the Educational Community of the Conservatory – Professional School of the Arts of Madeira (2019-) and a member of the Board of the Association of Cerebral Palsy of Madeira (2019-). She is fluent in French, English, Spanish, Italian and German.