Director of Finance
Lila served as UK Black Pride’s Director of Finance from 2006-10 and now fulfils an advisory role. In addition to being a Trustee of UK Black Pride, Lila is a qualified accountant and Fellow of the ACCA. With a background in the private banking and commercial finance sectors, as well as some work in the public sector, Lila’s professional work has revolved around enabling companies and organisations to grow from small enterprises to medium sized concerns. There are many challenges when an organisation is new and expanding, which is why Lila has developed her own financial consultancy group business. Lila is adamant though that she’s a far cry from the stereotype of an accountant in a darkened room crunching historical numbers.
For Lila, UK Black Pride has been an excellent way to connect with Black LGBT people and to demonstrate to Black LGBT others, whether they are working, or seeking work, in the public or private sector that they have many skills and talents that can be of use to the wider community.
UK Black Pride is important to Lila because it is focused on achieving key social and economic objectives. Lila says: “I want us to build on our achievements to date to offer the whole Black LGBT community, friends and supporters, a truly amazing experience every year, and pass on this legacy to the next generation”.