We are delighted to introduce to you our new Head of Policy and Public Affairs (known in the office as HoPPA), Kate Oldridge-Turner. Kate’s background is in Human Rights Law and social policy, and she joins us with a wealth of experience in policy change, advocacy and communications. She has worked across multiple sectors; from the food and drink industry, to children with disabilities, and sport and exercise at Sport England.
She joins us from Leonard Cheshire – an international charity that supports individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability. Kate is passionate about fighting poverty and inequality, and implementing evidence-based policies. She will be a great addition to our Policy & Public Affairs team on their mission to eradicate non-communicable diseases (NCDs) through nutrition and physical exercise policy. She is also an avid Game of Thrones fan!
She will hit the ground running by attending next week’s World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva. We will be supporting three side events at WHA in collaboration with other organisations, including NCD Alliance, World Obesity Federation, UNICEF and EAT, to keep the prevention of NCDs at the forefront of health policy and conversations. Follow Kate on Twitter to stay up to date with her WHA tour and our future policy work.