Finance Officer

Catriona McDougall

Catriona McDougall

catriona.mcdougall@youngliberals.uk

(She/her)

Executive Duties:

i. Draft an annual budget for the executive to vote on at the beginning of the term, which shall apply to the following calendar year;

ii. Ensure proper budgetary control exercised, and executive members do not make spending commitments without authority;

iii. Coordinate payments from Young Liberals bank accounts and monitor the financial position;

iv. Lead fundraising campaigns for the Young Liberals as a whole or as specific projects;

v. Ensure that the Registered Officers have access to all the information required to discharge their legal duties effectively.

Bio:

Catriona is from Southampton where she originally got involved with the Liberal Democrats, joining after the 2016 EU referendum.

She moved to London for university. Serving two terms as London Regional Chair for Young Liberals, she sat on the London Regional Executive where she secured funding for London Young Liberals to be self-sufficient, grew members, and supported 22 Young & Winning candidates in the 2018 Council Elections, alongside running herself in Islington.

In 2019, after the previous officer resigned, Catriona was co-opted as Events Officer for Young Liberals. Hosting Activate in London, with the second-highest attendance at a Young Liberals conference ever, over half of whom were first-time attendees and securing Siobhan Benita, Tessa Munt and Jo Swinson to talk.

Serving on the 2019-2020 Young Liberals Executive as International Officer Catriona worked with our European and International sister parties through LYMEC and IFLRY. Attending events leading the Young Liberals delegation, working on policies, elections and joint campaigns. She also represented Young Liberals on the Federal International Relations Committee of the Liberal Democrats.

In her personal time Catriona enjoys sports like swimming and figure skating. She also loves to watch sci-fi films and tv shows.

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