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Paula Laird

UK Board of Trustees

Paula Laird

Trustee for Women for Women International - UK

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.