Katie became the Chief Executive at KIDS in November 2019. She has twenty-seven years’ experience in the social sector and previously served as Chief Executive of Women’s Aid Federation of England, the Electoral Reform Society and the British Institute of Human Rights.

At Women’s Aid, Katie led vital work to safeguard and sustain local women’s services. Prior to that under her leadership the Electoral Reform Society became established as the UK’s leading democracy think-tank.  As Director of the British Institute of Human Rights, Katie developed innovative human rights awareness programmes to support disabled people and people with mental health problems to secure dignity and respect in health and care services.

Katie is a former barrister and has worked in policy and public affairs for national charities including Citizens’ Advice and Age UK.