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Paula Laird

UK Board of Trustees

Paula Laird

Trustee for Women for Women International - UK

Paula Laird
Paula worked for charity auditing firm Sayer Vincent until January 2006 before becoming Head of Finance, and later Director of Finance and IT at WaterAid. Through Sayer Vincent, Paula took a seven-month secondment with Oxfam in Sudan, starting in September 2004. About a year after she came back she took the decision to look for a job in the voluntary sector. She previously worked in the banking sector and is a qualified chartered accountant. 

In 2010, as part of a team of three, Paula took part in a fundraising challenge for WaterAid by completing a 750m swim in the Docklands. The team raised £2,190. 

Paula describes herself on her twitter as passionate about international development, equally passionate about finance.