Contact Katharine Jones


After starting her career as a teacher, Kate gained an MSc in Development Studies, and went on to work in education for sustainability, including at the Fairtrade Foundation (2010-2017) and Marine Stewardship Council (since 2015).

Kate has nearly 20 years' experience managing major projects to create educational and awareness raising campaigns for adults and young people, including at Comic Relief (2005-2010), with Greenpeace (2008-10) and at Childnet (2018-21), where she co-ordinated Safer Internet Day, which in 2021 reached 51% of UK young people aged 8-17 and nearly 4 in 10 of their parents, as well as breaking a Guinness World Record.

Kate has served as an expert advisor on numerous institutional and corporate project boards, and has experience developing partnerships, securing funding and leading projects funded by a range of corporate and institutional funders.

Current activities

Having studied for an MSc in Future Food Sustainability at Cranfield University, Kate's now studying for a PhD at Cranfield, focusing on the role of early warning systems in cushioning the impacts of environmental disruptors on the UK food supply chain. The PhD is CENTA (Central England NERC Training Alliance) funded and supported by both the Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland. Kate is looking to use this, as well as her work experience, to help create an equitable, sustainable food system able to provide for people and planet in an uncertain future.