Kathryn Downs

CIO, The Woodland Trust

Kathryn has worked in and around technology for over 20 years, across many sectors including retail, education, social housing and non-profit. She’s currently working for The Woodland Trust as CIO, at the helm of their mission to become a fully digitally enabled Trust by 2025. A lover of plans and streamlined process, Kathryn is always questing to help organisations be at their best and most lean, underpinned by truly embedded tech. Away from the world of work, Kathryn devotes much of her time to voluntary causes, as the Chair of Chase Pride CIO and avid champion of LGBTQ+ rights, and as a volunteer presenter on Gaydio – the world’s largest LGBTQ+ radio station.