Katy is Chair of the Sussex Criminal Justice Board and has been Chair of the Police ICT Company since 2016. In 2015, she was appointed as an advisor to the editorial board of the Guardian Public Leaders Network and was a Director of the Board of the College of Policing (2013-2018). Katy is additionally the Lead of the APCC Portfolio Group on Police Technology & Digital.
She is a graduate of Aberystwyth University and is married with two sons. She was a successful business woman before entering politics and retains a keen interest in innovative business start-ups including green technologies.
Katy was awarded an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) for public and political services in the Queen's Birthday Honours in June 2019.