Katherine is Chief Executive of the Family and Parenting Institute, which is an independent charity that exists to make the UK a better place for families and children. FPI runs the Family Friendly scheme and works with charities, businesses and public services to offer practical help to families.
She was previously chief executive of the Fawcett Society and lecturer in Social Policy at the London School of Economics, during which time she was seconded to the Cabinet Office.
Katherine has advised the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit, HM Treasury and other Government departments and is a regular broadcaster and contributor to a wide range of print media. In 2008, Katherine was awarded an OBE for services to equal opportunities and given an Institute of Directors ‘Good Director’ Honour.
"It was like having sex with Richard Dawkins and the Pope at the same time. Incredibly stimulating arguments. "
Julian Gough, novelist