Katy Harper trained and worked in the fashion industry for 25 years at leading international fashion prediction agencies as both a General Manager and at Director level, managing divisions, overseeing cost control, running the administrative functions and a global network of sales agents. She has been a Visiting Lecturer at Kingston University and London College of Fashion and was External Examiner at Southampton Solent University for 3 years. Her interest in education led her to become Vice Chair of Governors at an Islington primary school. Latterly her administrative skills have been utilised at a London branding agency where she is Studio Manager. Katy became involved in HOPE after editing Bill Lathorn’s heritage book of family recipes for the charity and is privileged to be a trustee of HOPE UK.