Development Director. BBC News
Katie is Development Director for BBC News & Current Affairs. She is responsible for a number of areas from culture change, leadership development, sustainability and diversity and inclusion to the BBC’s flagship outreach project, BBC Young Reporter.
Katie has created a number of culture change initiatives since joining; the BBC News Women in Leadership Programme, which has seen a significant increase of women in senior management positions, the News Leadership Programme, Culture Champions and the Next Generation Panel. She also devised and launched the BBC’s work educating young people about disinformation and ‘fake news’.
Previously, she was Deputy Chief Executive of Media Trust and ran a department overseeing PR, public affairs, youth media programmes and an award winning in-house film production unit. Katie was one of 50 business leaders recognised in the Women of the Future inaugural Kindness and Leadership Awards in 2018 and is a Fellow of the British-American Project.