Katie is a chartered accountant and has extensive experience of audit, risk, growth strategy, project management, HR, ED&I and governance. Having worked for multi-national organisations in both the public and private sector, Katie’s most recent role was for the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, where she was Director of Finance and Corporate Services.


Katie decided to retire early to pursue fulltime her desire to support the most vulnerable in our communities. She has extensive non-executive and trustee experience in the education, charity and healthcare sector and is currently Chair of Northumbria Primary Care and Associate Non-Executive Director for Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. In addition, Katie is currently Trustee at Ascent Academies’ Trust, River Tees Multi Academy Trust, Scope disability equality charity, Camphill Village Trust, Young Epilepsy, and Epilepsy Action; Finance Director at Northumberland Cricket Board; and Member at Ethos Academy Trust. She has also been a Trustee for two pension schemes and Trustee for SMART Multi Academy Trust.