Carla has held a number of senior positions in banking, private equity and retail industries. She has had direct responsibility for corporate finance & post-merger integration, strategy, business operations, brand development & management and business transformation. Carla has operated at Board level in several countries for organisations including Virgin Group, Barclays Bank plc and the Thomas Cook Group.

Carla now has a portfolio career, providing interim strategic, financial and operational consulting to clients in the private, public and third sectors. She is also a serial angel investor, as well as a non-executive director on the boards and sub committees of JPM Morgan Elect, Marex Spectron and the Post Office. She has previously served on the boards and committees of Christian Aid, Change Alliance (India) and the Prince’s Teaching Institute.

Carla is a frequent speaker on corporate culture, gender equality and philanthrophy, as well as a mentor to emerging talent.

Carla is a qualified chartered accountant and was born and educated in South Africa.