Katie’s background is in international development and environmental sustainability and she currently works for Christian Aid as the Head of Strategy and Development, a role that combines the development of people and the organisation alongside strategic programmes like Christian Aid’s new decarbonisation strategy. Prior to this she led church engagement teams across the south of England mobilising people to prayer and action for social justice. She is passionate about empowering and releasing the potential of others, particularly those who are often overlooked or misrepresented.
Having spent time in Kenya and Belize on eco-development programmes, Katie spent eight years in the charity Trees for Cities working across areas of London with high deprivation creating community-designed gardens and open spaces alongside vocational training for young people in long-term unemployment.
Katie’s journey with Greenbelt started from the tender age of seven months and she’s not missed many since then! Greenbelt has been the inspiration for creating her own local faith and environment festivals and has fuelled both the resilience of her faith and the curiosity of her theology. She is absolutely thrilled to be able to serve the organisation as a trustee.