Pooja joined the Mayor’s Fund for London in May 2017 as Head of Finance and Operations with over 12 years experience in the Charity and Not for Profit sector. Prior to this, Pooja worked for 6 years as the Head of Finance for Genetic Disorders UK (a national charity that runs the Jeans for Genes campaign). Pooja trained as an auditor and worked in practice before achieving her finance qualifications and ACCA and also worked for 5 years at a top 20 firm of accountants, Saffery Champness, as an Auditor within the charities team. Currently, a fellow of the ACCA, Pooja is also a member of the decision-making panel for the Bank of England’s monetary unit. In her spare time, Pooja enjoys yoga, gardening and takes a keen interest in the conservation of African elephants. As part of this conservation, Pooja is the foster parent of a young orphan elephant in Kenya, which is where Pooja was born and raised.