Katy Steward

Associate, Leadership Development

Katy is a Leadership Development Associate after previously being an Assistant Director in Leadership at The King's Fund. She joined the Fund in 2006 and has more than 20 years experience of working in the public and private sector. Before joining the Fund she worked at Monitor on governance and leadership as Head of Governance Policy.

Katy has worked extensively in change management and organisational effectiveness. She has a PhD in engagement, culture and communication and following this worked as a consultant at KPMG, and was Vice President at Citigroup. She has implemented new structures, teams and processes, working at board level and below to define roles, change strategies, and develop leaders and cultures. Before coming to the NHS she worked for two years on government change programmes, including with the House of Commons and with the University for Industry.

She is a qualified coach and enjoys running action learning sets. At The King's Fund she directed the Board Leadership Programme and worked with boards she set up with the Foundation Trust Governors Association.

Katy has a breadth of experience gained from working across a range of sectors. Outside work she is a trustee of a charity which focuses on sustainable development in Africa.

Selected work

How can boards ensure a positive organisational culture?
17 Nov 2014 | Publication
Improving the business of caring
20 Apr 2010 | Publication
Identifying good practice in the business of caring
9 Feb 2009 | Publication