Paula is Head of the Global Social Enterprise portfolio at the British Council which seeks to support ecosystems for inclusive business in nearly 30 countries. She is an economic development professional with over 20 years of experience in enabling a more impactful business environment. Paula is a leading global contributor in this space and has been awarded as a WISE100, recognising her achievements as a leader in the social enterprise movement. She is a member of the Social Enterprise World Forum Board and advises on the steering group for “The Future of the Corporation” research and engagement programme from the British Academy. Previously she co-founded a UK-wide social enterprise and led as a Director at a social enterprise infrastructure organisation.