Commissioner, Independent Commission for Aid Impact
Diana is a Commissioner with the Independent Commission for Aid Impact
(ICAI). ICAI is the UK independent body which scrutinises UK government aid expenditure in order ascertain its impact and effectiveness. It reports direct to Parliament. In 4 years ICAI has published 40 reports. Diana has been the lead commissioner on reports including Private Sector Development,Empowerment and Accountability, Security and Justice, Learning, Conflict Prevention in Nepal, and is now working on a report on Impact.
Diana was previously as a senior partner of Linklaters LLP where for thirty years she was a litigator and regulatory investigations lawyer. For eleven years she held a part time judicial appointment hearing cases in the criminal courts. She also works in access to justice and access to education: she is the Chair of the Mary Ward Settlement which runs both a free legal advice centre and an adult education centre in London.
She has also worked with Camfed on governance matters co-authoring the report “Accounting to the Girl: Working Towards a Standard for Governance in the International Development Sector “ which was launched at the Skoll World Forum in April 2010.