Dr Katherine Rake

Chief Executive, Healthwatch England

Dr Katherine Rake OBE is Chief Executive of Healthwatch England, the independent consumer champion for health and social care in England. 

Joining Healthwatch England as Chief Executive in January 2013, Dr Katherine Rake has been instrumental in helping to drive forward the organisation’s mission to ensure that the needs and experiences of people using health and care services in England are strengthened and heard.

Katherine has a wealth of experience influencing national policy and practice, having worked with the Prime Minister's Policy Unit, HM Treasury and other Government departments. Katherine was also previously Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society and a lecturer in Social Policy at the London School of Economics, where she is now a Governor.

In 2008, Katherine was awarded an OBE for services to equal opportunities and given an Institute of Directors' 'Good Director' Honour.

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