Dr Katie Perry
The Daphne Jackson Trust
Katie became Chief Executive of the Daphne Jackson Trust in 2011, having worked at the Trust for 8 years prior to that as Trust Manager. She has a background in science communication and a PhD in Physics from the University of Surrey, where she worked with Daphne Jackson. Katie manages the Trust’s activities at a strategic level and liaises closely with the Trust’s Board of Trustees. She works with and develops relationships with a range of stakeholders and sits on a number of UK committees addressing diversity issues in STEM careers. Katie’s drive and commitment and ability to successfully engage with its stakeholders has transformed the charity into the forward-looking organisation it is today. Under her leadership, the Daphne Jackson Trust has become a proactive and dynamic organisation that, in addition to successfully returning career-break scientists and engineers to work, also helps set the agenda for policy developments for women in scientific careers.