Meet Mrs. Lara Taylor-Pearce, our Woman Crush for this Wednesday.

Mrs. Lara Taylor-Pearce, a highly-respected career Auditor who served as the Auditor General of the Republic of Sierra Leone. She headed the institution for 10 Years.

She is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of the UK, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sierra Leone, and holds a MBA in Leadership and Sustainability from the University of Cumbria (UK).
Her career of over thirty years spans both the private and the public sector, where she has made a positive impact in auditing and the Public Financial Management sector in Sierra Leone.

She is the former Chair of the Governing Board of the African Region of Supreme Audit Institutions – English Speaking (AFROSAI-E), council member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Sierra Leone, board member of the Afro Barometer Board – a pan-African body responsible for providing data on citizens’ views on governance and other democracy measures within the African Region – and a team member of the Chandler Sessions on Integrity and Corruption at the University of Oxford School of Government.

Mrs. Taylor-Pearce’s transformational leadership style, high level of integrity and courage, and passion for accountability in the use of public funds has raised the reputation of SAI Sierra Leone, both nationally and internationally.

Mrs. Taylor Pearce is the holder of several national awards including, among others, the National Integrity Award, recognition as a Grand officer of the Order of the Rokel and one of the fifty most Influential Women in Sierra Leone.