Kathryn joined International Alert in February 2021, to lead our global peacebuilding programmes. In managing our 17 country programmes and impact and learning team, she is accountable for securing and delivering high quality and impactful peacebuilding across the world. A member of our Executive Team, she has taken on the interim joint leadership of Alert with our Director of Finance of Operations, with the departure of our CEO.
Prior to joining Alert, Kathryn was Director of Programmes at Conciliation Resources, a peer peacebuilding organisation. She spent six years at BBC Media Action, leading Asia operations at the BBC’s international development charity, and a year peacebuilding in Aceh, Indonesia. Her social change leadership builds on her earlier career in social research in conflict and education, following her PhD in social anthropology, living with displaced people in southern Russia. Kathryn is Chair of the Board of an environmental education charity and garden in south London.