Katie Ghose has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of KIDS and will join the charity in November. Katie 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.

KIDS Chairman, Stephen Unwin said:

“I am delighted to be welcoming Katie as KIDS new Chief Executive on behalf of the Board of Trustees, our staff and supporters.  Katie is an outstanding Chief Executive with an impressive track record. She combines tremendous strategic abilities with exceptional senior management capability and I’m convinced she will build on Caroline Stevens’ remarkable achievements.”

Katie Ghose said:

“I am thrilled to be joining KIDS as Chief Executive and will give my all to this special charity. Caroline Stevens leaves a superb foundation for the charity to mark 50 years of life-changing support for disabled children and their families in 2020. I can’t wait to bring my passion for young people’s voice and agency to KIDS, to forge an ambitious new strategy and by working together achieve a brighter future for every disabled child, young person and their family.”