Katie is the Senior Policy and International Engagement Manager for the Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU) - a diverse coalition that is driving urgent systems transformation of our food and land use systems. In this role Katie leads policy advocacy at strategic international moments, such as climate COPs, UNGA, Climate Week and the UN Food Systems Summit. She is also the FOLU secretariat's lead on food loss and waste, facilitating learning across the coalition and connections between work in FOLU countries and globally.

Since joining FOLU in 2021, Katie has played a key role in establishing new partnerships including leading and expanding FOLU's Ambassador Network and representing FOLU at a range of international events. In particular, she led FOLU's founding role in the Food Systems Pavilion for COP27 and COP28, delivering high level events and policy outcomes and civil society coordination. Katie continues to work with institutions, businesses and governments on putting food systems high on the climate agenda for COP29 and COP30.

Prior to joining WRI, Katie straddled both business and politics, working to promote trade and investment in emerging markets with DMA Invest and as a senior advisor in the House of Lords. As an Associate at DMA, she organised a range of investment summits and trade missions for heads of state, including with Sierra Leone and Algeria. She successfully influenced and planned the company’s new vision to become a non-oil company. In August 2020, Katie put on her political hat. She worked closely with a Peer in the House of Lords, advising them on a range of topics including green finance, sustainable trade, and human rights. She enjoyed being in the heart of Westminster and seeing the progression of many bills as a speech writer.

Katie has a Master’s with Distinction in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics, and a First-Class Undergraduate Degree from the University of Cambridge in Geography. She has been a passionate advocate for sustainability for as long as she can remember and is still proud of her blue peter badge for making a Christmas tree out of recycled bottles aged 7. Outside of work Katie likes to keep busy doing too many things at once, be it attempting salsa dancing, swimming, going to the theatre, running or Duolingo.