Having worked in private, public and third sector organisations in policy, operations and digital, Katharine brings a varied background and a fresh perspective. She is a skilled facilitator, negotiator and strategist able to rapidly understand new problems and connect people. She uses these skills to build strategic frameworks for decision-making and deliver solutions that achieve buy-in from key stakeholders.
Katharine has over 20 years of experience working in government strategy and policy analysis across education and skills, social welfare and social enterprise at local and national levels. Katharine has held senior roles driving reform, including running the Centre for Public Appointments, developing the strategy for cross-government shared services, and leading capability reviews of government departments on behalf of the Cabinet Secretary.
She is a member of the Board of Trustees at the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service.
Katharine loves taking her two children for walks in the countryside, going on bike rides, and visiting art galleries and the theatre. She is convinced they will one day love these things as much as she does.