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Kathryn Hancock

Senior Technical Director Corporate Affairs

DT Global UK


  • MEng, Civil and Structural Engineering, University of Newcastle

Languages: English

Technical areas of expertise: Change Management, Business Improvement, Compliance, Safeguarding

Kat serves as Senior Technical Director of Corporate Affairs for DT Global UK. The Corporate Affairs team work together under a theme of integrated brand management. The team builds a ‘growth mindset’ through continuous improvement; orderly change management; excellent partnerships with independents and partners; effective internal communications; and by ensuring that systems and processes are fit for purpose, add value, and are consistently applied. Kat’s team also drives business growth through business and service development support, reputation management, and empowering the company to deliver the IMC brand experience consistently.

Kat works across all teams providing direct support to client projects, leading on changes to internal systems and building capacity amongst staff. Kat also provides strategic direction and support to our leadership. Kat is the safeguarding lead for international programmes and works across programme teams to ensure that DT Global UK has robust safeguarding procedures in place. Kat also takes a lead role in coordinating the UK Private Sector Safeguarding Leads Network.

Kat has worked on projects in Belize, Ethiopia, Gambia, Nepal, Pakistan, and UK. Kat is APMG accredited in Change Management Foundation and Practitioner levels. She has also trained with BOND on Safeguarding Essentials and Good Safeguarding Practices.

What’s your favorite thing to do on weekends?

I love to swim in the sea—all year round too. It’s the best feeling and such a great way to reset and get some perspective on life.

What’s the one piece of advice you would give others about life?

Especially in a work context, always consider whether there is something to learn from an experience. This can stop you ‘treading water’ in a situation that isn’t offering you anything positive but also help you see how all experiences can help you grow.