Maria Varela-Garrido

GADN Treasurer. Programme Accountant, British Red Cross


Maria Varela-Garrido is Programme Accountant for the Middle East and North Africa region at the British Red Cross.

María has been GADN’s Treasurer since January 2019, maintaining financial oversight and supporting the Board with financial management and planning.

She was previously at Christian Aid in Programme and Finance roles. Prior to working in the International Development sector, Maria worked for Cancer Research UK and Citigroup in various analytical and financial roles.

Maria holds a BA in Economics and Business Administration and an Advanced Certificate in Management Accounting (CIMA). She is currently learning Arabic at SOAS, and is interested in human rights, the environment and social justice.