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Kathryn Summerfield

I have 20 years strategic and operations focused HR experience, 15 of which in private sector and retail.  I have set up HR Shared Services working with public and private sector organisations and worked in outsourcing. I have delivered numerous HR change and transformation programs. I am passionate about developing and investing in people as great teams are pivotal to any successful organisation.   I volunteer as a Governor and Enterprise Advisor within education as I believe in supporting young people, promoting the youth agenda, to get exposure to the careers they want and the best start in life.   

Following a period of working as a consultant I was looking to move into a more ‘meaningful role’ and this role came up.  The company values are aligned to my own and the organisation offered the next challenge I was looking for.  My previous voluntary work had shown me that I wanted to work in a Third Sector organisation to give something back. 

I believe in fairness and helping people which is what we are all about at Humankind.  I love that we have committed and focused people who really want to make a difference across our services and organisation. From our volunteers to the Executive team I am lucky to work with a great team to deliver our people plan. The fast pace and energy are fantastic too.