Katie joined the BBC in 2014 as Development Director working to the Director of News & Current Affairs. She was appointed to the BBC News Board in 2016. Katie leads on a number of areas from leadership development to entry-level talent with a particular focus on diversity. She has pioneered new programmes such as the BBC News Women in Leadership Programme and Women in Technical Production Programme. Katie also runs the pan-BBC outreach project BBC School Report and recently devised and launched the BBC’s work educating young people on how to identify ‘fake news’.

Previously, Katie had been Deputy CEO of Media Trust where she oversaw PR, public affairs, youth media projects and the award winning in-house film production unit. Katie launched the youth outreach work which benefited more than 20,000 disadvantaged young people across the UK. She also managed Media Trust’s key strategic partnerships with companies including Channel 4, Sky, BBC, ITV, News UK, DMGT and Google. Katie was recognised as one of PR Week’s top ’29 under 29′ professionals in the UK. The documentary ‘Summit About the Boy’, which promoted the values of mentoring and that she was executive producer on, won in the best television category at the IVCA Awards. She was shortlisted for the Women of the Future Awards and featured in GQ’s best connected women in the UK list. Katie is a Fellow of the British-American Project.

Katie is married and a mother of two little boys, Harry and Raphael, and lives in London.