Chief Operating Officer, Farm Africa
Shortlisted Candidate 2015
14 of the top 100 charities are chaired by women which, whilst still low, compares favourably to business indices. Could increasing the range of backgrounds from which corporate directors are drawn benefit gender diversity?
Being shortlisted for the Future Leaders Award is a fantastic platform to demonstrate to the City the professionalism of leadership in the not for profit sector.
Natasha is COO at Farm Africa, Trustee of two charities, Transparency International UK and Pesticide Action Network and Chair of campaigning network CamdenCAN.
A chartered accountant Natasha left PwC after 10 years in assurance to create a more sustainable world. Since then she has worked in Tanzania, set up PwC Australia’s climate change practice and run a sustainability festival in Clarence House gardens.
Judith McKenna, Shared service centre controller, VP plc
Natasha never compromises on her morals. She is led by her principles and “walks the walk” more than anyone else I know. Her resilience, attitude and drive are exemplary. She is never too busy to help or advise others and there are no boundaries – she will help anyone who needs help. She seeks out opportunities to lead and to develop others. She was my manager more than ten years ago, and yet I frequently think “what would Natasha do?” when managing my own behaviour. She is a true, honest leader who continues to develop herself.