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Katy Ford

Katy Ford

Job Title: Chief Executive

How long with Foundation East: Since its inception February 2004

Responsibility: I lead the strong staff team to deliver the vision and mission of FE and to ensure the values of the company are embedded at all levels. I am also responsible for fund raising, building and maintaining relationships with all stakeholders, including the Society’s members, funders, bankers and auditors, undertake the HR function, ensuring FE is compliant with all regulatory requirements and am FE’s anti money laundering reporting officer, as well as providing a hands-on supporting role in the respective teams as and when the need arises.

Experience: Prior to joining Foundation East I lived and worked on the Island of Guernsey involved initially in the hospitality industry running a small hotel and more recently in the finance industry as Treasury Manager for a large insurance company. My time running the hotel taught me all about aspects of running a small business, from customer care and staff management to financial accounting and making breakfast when the chef called in sick! My role as Treasury Manager for Marsh required me to develop and maintain relationships with banks and investment houses on behalf of corporate clients as well as running the treasury team.

I enjoy working for Foundation East because: I feel a great sense of achievement when the people who we aim to help through the mission of the organisation are successful

My greatest achievement: Being a mum to my two boys and my daughter.

After hours: I enjoy spending time with my family, meeting up with friends, cooking and experimenting with new recipes.

Contact Katy: 

T: 07949 285 940

E: katy.ford@foundationeast.org