Francesca joined QSA as a trustee in 2018, with a professional background in international development and financial services.
In her professional life, Francesca is Head of Community Programmes globally for Standard Chartered, focusing on empowering the next generation to ‘learn, earn and grow’, through the three pillars of education, employability and entrepreneurship.
Previously, Francesca led on financial inclusion at the UK Department for International Development (DFID), managing programmes aimed at enhancing payment systems and international remittances, and developing innovative financial services products for the poor. She has extensive experience in financial services compliance, setting global standards on governance, financial crime and customer fairness.
Besides work, Francesca values the Quaker approach to living life in a simple and peaceful way She enjoys singing, the arts, gardening and running outside.