This week we talk to Carrie Brownlee about financing international work for non-governmental organisations. We discuss the challenges of growth, sustainability and future planning, why fundraising and finance are part of the work and what she thinks needs to change in the sector in relation to resourcing.
Carrie qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in Edinburgh in 2010. Following a one month volunteer trip to Zambia, she left Edinburgh to join the Finance team at Save the Children UK in London and during that time, studied towards a diploma in International Development at the University of London. Keen to continue volunteering her time, she was inspired to join the AbleChildAfrica Board of Trustees in 2013, becoming Treasurer in 2014. After more than 3 years at War Child UK, most recently as Head of Finance, Carrie moved to Concern Worldwide (UK) into the role of Director of Finance and Operations where she is responsible for Finance, HR, Compliance, IT and Facilities.