Kathryn Perera

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Kathryn Perera


Kathryn has been a member of the Horizons team since 2016. Prior to this, Kathryn spent a decade working in politics and community organising, including as CEO of Movement for Change, a national social enterprise founded by Rt. Hon. David Miliband. She is also a practising barrister by background, having specialised in Employment and Education Law at 11KBW Chambers.

In 2022, Kathryn was appointed the Programme Director of the national review of operational improvement across NHS services, commissioned by Amanda Pritchard. The Delivery and Continuous Improvement Review led to the creation of NHS IMPACT and the establishment of the National Improvement Board.

Kathryn regularly speaks, facilitates and consults on impactful storytelling, large-scale change, strategic facilitation and how to design leadership programmes that actually change thinking and behaviour.

With her long-term collaborator Professor Marshall Ganz, Kathryn is a trustee of the global Leading Change Network. She serves as a Director of the UK social enterprise Act Build Change. Kathryn loves linking research and practice. She is currently completing her doctorate at Middlesex University; she sits on the advisory board of the History Faculty, University of Oxford; and she is a former US-UK Fulbright Commission Scholar and Fellow at Harvard University.