Leah Wardle was the Accreditation Manager for the Smart Campaign. In this role, she oversaw the expansion of the Campaign’s Certification program and supports Certification Bodies, and Assessors to evaluate the client protection practices of financial service providers around the world.
Prior to this role, Leah worked with the Smart Campaign on a consulting basis for nine years. She focused primarily on developing tools and resources that assist financial service providers to improve their client protection practices. Leah is also a Senior SPM Specialist with the Social Performance Task Force and a management consultant to Fonkoze, Haiti’s largest microfinance institution.
Leah holds bachelor’s degrees in English and sociology from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degrees in Public Policy and Latin American studies from the University of Texas at Austin. She is based in Austin, Texas.