Susie Leonard

Programme Finance Manager

Susie manages the Programme Finance Team who provide support to the full life cycle of grant management. The team provide finance, compliance and grant support to AKDN development agencies and institutions. They ensure that donor and AKDN rules are being adhered to regarding procurement, accounting, project expenditure and implementation of activities through regular engagement with the field and remote monitoring as required. Susie is the key link between the AKF (UK) Finance team and the Partnerships team ensuring that all grants are appropriately accounted for.

Susie comes to AKF with a wealth of experience from a number of sectors. She qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant in 1991 when working for a major oil company from which she moved to become Finance Director of a Further Education College. More recently she has worked and volunteered in a range of leading UK charities including a number specialising in International Development.  Susie also holds a BSc in Economics and Accounting from the University of Ulster.