The Atlantic Institute is delighted to announce that Katherine Bond joins the team as Development Lead on Jan. 25. As a passionate believer in the power of collaboration to drive social, economic and health innovation and achieve transformative impact, she brings extensive experience of working within international communities and multi-stakeholder environments.
Katherine said: “I am thrilled to be joining the Atlantic Institute and am honored to have the opportunity to support its catalytic community of emerging leaders in advancing fairer, healthier and more inclusive societies.”
Her commitment to the eradication of inequities and inequalities is rooted in her experiences as an Irish citizen growing up in the UK during “The Troubles” through to the Good Friday Agreement in 1998.
In her previous role as founding director of the Cultural Institute at King’s College London, Katherine established a wide portfolio of strategic partnerships, bringing together business leaders, academics, artists, students, NGOs, and government officials to effect social, cultural and economic change.
She has also worked for the European Forum on HIV/AIDS Children and Families, championing the needs and rights of infected children and families across Europe.
Other positions held include developing a cultural diplomacy program at the Canadian High Commission in London, to enhance Canadian-UK relations through creative collaboration and programming. For the British Council, Katherine conceived and co-designed the immersive professional development program, Leading Culture in the 21st Century, through which creative leaders from across the globe identified and addressed shared challenges. She has also worked as a senior policy advisor for the British government.