Kathy Poole, Director of People

Kathy Poole joined Wellcome in August 2018 and leads the People Department.

Working in collaboration with leaders, teams and individuals across the business, she is focused on creating the conditions for our people that will ensure our ideas thrive and deliver against our global ambitions. As part of making sure that the best and most far-reaching ideas are developed and implemented, Kathy is committed to bringing about true diversity and inclusion within Wellcome and beyond our borders where we have influence.

After graduating from Imperial College with a Master's in Organisational Design, Kathy has spent her career within HR in a variety of different organisations including British Airways and Channel 4.

Outside Wellcome, Kathy is a member of the Board of Governors for the Institute of Employment Studies.