Following a degree in Chemistry, Sanaya qualified both as a Chartered Accountant and as a Corporate Treasurer.
Her early career comprised several FTSE 100 companies: ICI, Abbey National, Kingfisher and Safeway. She has been Finance Director of Wickes (1999-2003), Moat Housing Group (2004-2005), and Acorn Care and Education (2005-2008).
Since 2009, Sanaya has held various Non–Executive roles. These include Housing and Care 21 (2009-2018), Group Board and Audit Committee Chair; Buckinghamshire Building Society (2012-2016), Group Board and Audit Committee Chair; and Town and Country Housing Group (2009-2018), Group Board and Audit Committee. In 2012, she graduated from the FT NED diploma.
Since 2018, Sanaya has served on the Finance Committee at Red Kite Housing Group and also on the Audit & Assurance Committee at The Wrekin Housing Group.
Sanaya is well versed in strategy, finance, treasury, corporate governance, audit and risk matters, and the social housing sector.
She has voluntary roles with the Bedford Society Committee (University alumni body) and the Neighbourhood Plan Development Group in her local area in Buckinghamshire.