Katie Ghose joined Women’s Aid as the Chief Executive in July 2017 and is a barrister and campaigner. Most recently she was the Chief Executive of the Electoral Reform Society (2010-2017), and has established the Society as the UK’s leading campaign organisation for a better democracy.
Previously Katie was Director of the British Institute of Human Rights (2005-2010) where she pioneered new initiatives to bring human rights to life for everyone in the UK. In 2009 she was awarded Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year by the Asian Lawyers’ Association.
Katie has worked in parliamentary and public affairs for organisations including Age UK and Citizens Advice, and for seven years was a trustee for LGBT charity Stonewall. Katie is a Council member at the University of Sussex.
Katie’s first book, Beyond the Courtroom: a lawyer’s guide to campaigning, was published by Legal Action Group in 2005.
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