My name is Kat, I’m mum to a teenager, a Yorkshire Terrier dog called Toby and a big grey horse called Cheese. I am a qualified HR practitioner with years of experience in people management and leading support teams. I’m a Chartered Member of the CIPD and have a Masters degree in HR Management.
In my spare time when I’m not walking with my dog or taking part in equestrian events, I’m an activist in the global fight campaigning to end violence against women and girls. I hold various roles which include being an ambassador for UK Says No More, I am the Founder and Chairwoman of my own Beyond MeToo network, I’ve worked with employers on how to support their people who have been affected by Domestic Abuse and facilitated events in this space. My passion is helping people understand that domestic abuse and sexual violence is intersectional, it doesn’t discriminate and it does happen to people in the workplace, at all levels and it can affect men and women. I’ve worked with mainstream media platforms to influence and drive change and to abolish victim blaming and rape myths.
I use my own lived experience of sexual violence and what I learned navigating through the justice system to try and help other victims and survivors – and this is how I met Maggie Oliver as we featured on a live GB News piece being interviewed together commenting on the findings of the government’s rape review. Some of my work has seen me speaking at parliamentary events with MP’s, Police Chiefs, charities and experts in the sexual violence space. I have worked with various Police teams and their wider network including the CPS around improving their response to sexual violence. I was part of the legal challenge against the CPS supporting EVAW and the Centre for Women’s Justice and featured in their media campaign. I also work with the ConsentCollective who help communites talk about consent, gender, sexual harassment, relationships, sexual assault & domestic abuse. I feel it is now time to put my energy into helping others heal from injustice, putting my own pain into power and giving back some of the support that I’ve received over the years and I am extremely proud to be part of The Maggie Oliver Foundation.