Katharine is the inaugural Director of Agenda. She brings 15 years’ experience working across policy, campaigns, public affairs and parliament. She is an expert in social policy and has a track record of influencing the policy, political and media agendas and bringing about policy change for marginalised groups. Katharine currently sits on the Advisory Board for Female Offenders and co-chairs the Women’s Mental Health Task Force at the Department of Health. Before joining Agenda, Katharine led the Policy & Campaigns team at Crisis. She has written for the Guardian, Telegraph, Huffington Post and New Statesman as well as sector and specialist publications.