Kerry Smith is a human rights lawyer, and is a qualified solicitor. She started her career working as a legal representative for refugees and undertaking her legal training in the area of actions against the policy and other authorities. Following her training contract Kerry worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross as a protection delegate and Head of Office in Ethiopia and Colombia. On her return to the UK she worked as a gender adviser for Amnesty International before joining Save the Children UK as a Humanitarian Policy Adviser leading on situations of conflict and the protection of children. In 2012 Kerry joined Plan International UK as Head of Advocacy, Campaigns and Research and leads policy, advocacy and campaigning on international girls rights and also work on girls rights in the UK.