Dr. Katherine Rake, OBE

Chief Executive, Healthwatch England

Dr Katherine Rake has been Chief Executive of Healthwatch England since its formation in 2013. She was previously Chief Executive of the Family and Parenting Institute, and Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society before that.

Dr Rake was previously also a lecturer in Social Policy at the London School of Economics, where she is now a Governor. She has worked with the Prime Minister's Policy Unit, HM Treasury and other Government departments. In 2008, Katherine was awarded an OBE for services to equal opportunities and given an Institute of Directors' 'Good Director' Honour.