Roma is a qualified accountant with a background in consultancy, specialising in governance, risk management, internal audit and assurance.
Roma has a longstanding relationship with the Horniman. She was brought up in the local area, and has fond memories of family and school trips to the Horniman’s exhibitions, Gardens and animals, and of bringing her own children to the Horniman. She continues to visit its exhibitions and events with her now adult family. When the opportunity to contribute to the development of this valuable local asset came up, she was keen to offer her time, skills and experience. Roma is currently a Partner and Head of Risk & Compliance at Knight Frank LLP, a global property consultancy, where she leads a team of over 40 risk and compliance specialists. She has over 25 years experience of advising senior stakeholders, Audit Committees and Boards on how to develop and implement effective risk management strategies. She has extensive experience of strategy development, managing change and working in dynamic environments, primarily in Big 4 and mid-tier professional services firms, including KPMG. Roma has been an external member of the Horniman Audit Committee since 2019, and Trustee and Audit Committee Chair since October 2021.