Kathryn joined SCIE in May 2020. Previously, she joined Alzheimer's Society in September 2012 as Director of Operations. Kathryn has worked in social care since 1989, including within the private sector, a health trust, four different local authorities and the Commission for Social Care Inspection (predecessor to the CQC). She has also taught various social work courses for Leeds University and the Open University. At Scope Kathryn was Director of Services. Kathryn has previously been a governor for a primary school in Leeds and was Chair of the Guidance Develop Group for Hospital to Home Transitions for the NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care. Kathryn is also a trustee for Equality Together, Bradford. Kathryn lives in Yorkshire with her three sons and enjoys horse riding and spending time with her family. Kathryn has personal experience of dementia through her late Grandfather and Great Aunt and ran the marathon for Alzheimer's Society in 2015.