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Experienced public policy adviser Katharine Purser joins Nous in London

Experienced public policy adviser Katharine Purser joins Nous in London


Katharine Purser, an experienced public policy adviser, has joined Nous as a Principal, strengthening our support for UK government clients.

She joins our thriving London-based public policy practice, which includes Principals Peter Horne, Simon Lancaster and Julie Mercer

In her work Katharine brings people, funding and data together to build digital capability across government. 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 across education and skills, social welfare and social enterprise at local and national level. 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 has experience developing digital capabilities across government so they can best meet the needs of citizens.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the team at Nous,” Katharine said. “I’m enthused by the insight, creativity and passion for positive impact that Nous is known for, and I’ve experienced with every team member I’ve met. I’m excited to be part of the next phase of Nous’ journey.”

Simon Lancaster, the leader of Nous’ London office, said Katharine’s arrival would enhance the public policy expertise Nous offers to UK clients.

“Katharine Purser is an experienced public policy strategist with a track record of success in the UK government,” Simon said. “We are delighted that she is joining Nous to build on our considerable public policy capabilities in London, where many government agencies are turning to us to help them advance their agenda.”

Connect with Katharine on LinkedIn or contact Nous today to meet with Katharine to discuss how she can support your organisation with its public policy challenges.

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Published on 4 August 2022

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