Katharine is currently the Head of Global Information Technology at VSO, based in Kingston upon Thames, in the U.K. VSO is the one of the world’s leading independent international development organizations with a vision for a world without poverty. Katharine has over 20 years’ experience in senior management roles, spanning a range of different functions including Technology and Operations, Finance and Human Resources. Prior to joining VSO in 2013, Katharine spent 18 years with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, working in process improvement, change enablement and operations management.

Katharine is passionate about promoting equal opportunities in the workplace and finding ways for digital transformation to be an enabler in development organizations. Katharine has a BSc in Modern Languages from Aston University Birmingham, U.K. and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.