Katherine is Head of Employers for Carers at Carers UK. Employers for Carers is a growing service and forum for employers committed to developing good practice to support the 1 in 9 people at work who are caring for ill, frail or disabled family members or friends. Managed and supported by the specialist knowledge of Carers UK, the forum provides practical help and advice for employers and promotes the business benefits of supporting carers in the workplace.
Katherine's expertise is in the field of employment and equality policy where she has experience of working across the public, private and voluntary sectors. On joining Carers UK in 2007 she worked on the development of Employers for Carers (EfC) and was its initial manager when it launched as an employer membership forum in 2009.
Katherine was co-Secretariat to the joint EfC/Carers UK/HM Government Carers in Employment Task and Finish Group (2012-2013) which published a definitive report on the business benefits of supporting working carers. She also represented EfC on the Government's National Carers Strategy Steering Group (2015-2016) and Fuller Working Lives Business Strategy Group (2016-2017).
Prior to Carers UK, Katherine worked at the Trades Union Congress, Leeds University Business School, in the events and communications sector and as an independent equality consultant.