We are pleased to announce that Katie Kempen has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of ICVA. The Management Board extends a warm welcome to Katie, who we very much look forward to working with more closely.
Katie has a strong record of delivering projects within the public sector. She has joined ICVA from a senior management role responsible for leading change in the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey. During Katie’s time in Surrey, she led the development of a framework for victims’ services on behalf of Police and Crime Commissioners across England and Wales. Katie also oversaw commissioning of specialist support to survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence in Surrey.
Katie’s previous role had been working with Surrey Police Authority from 2008, during which time she ran the Surrey ICV Scheme, until the appointment of the current Scheme Manager. Her roles within the Authority and the OPCC have seen her managing the communication function for the Authority including media engagement and the use of social media. She has developed, led and monitored various strategies, which include partnership and community engagement. Katie’s work also increased the capacity and capability of local voluntary organisations, overseeing reviews of their services and commissioning infrastructure and training allowing the organisations to professionalise and grow to increasing demand for their services. Previous to her work in policing, Katie worked in local government, notably in community engagement and social research roles.
Katie looks forward to bringing her previous experience to ICVA.