Marion Barriskell

Marion Barriskell is the Global Director of Business Operations and Finance, based in Rome, Italy.

She has over 20 years of experience in finance. In the last ten years, she has focused on business transformation across finance and operations, building fit-for-purpose operational models and driving efficiencies. Most recently, she was the Director of Corporate Services and part of the executive leadership team at WorldFish. In this role she held responsibilities for all aspects of strategic and operational finance, HR, procurement, facilities and administration, managing a team across 14 countries.

She has worked at senior leadership levels within KPMG, as well as the British Council for a number of years. She is also a former Board Member of Transparency International. Her work has led her to professional engagements across many parts of Africa, Asia and Europe.

She holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Accounting and Business Management) from the University of Dundee and is a qualified chartered accountant (certified by the global Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), as well as an accredited counter fraud specialist (University of Portsmouth). 

She is highly skilled in shaping structural and operational reforms and passionate about delivering transformational organizational change in support of research, innovation, and social impact.