Katherine Crisp

Katherine Crisp

Katherine Crisp

Product lead & strategist, Unicef’s Global Innovation Centre


Katherine Crisp is an experienced leader who has worked across the private, third and public sectors. She has the ability to bring together diverse perspectives to design and build new cross-sector solutions and partnerships that deliver social impact. Katherine is a freelance consultant and is currently working with UNICEF’s Global Innovation Centre, which she will be representing at the World Innovation Convention. The Centre works to scale proven innovations across UNICEF.

Formerly, Katherine was Head of Strategy & Innovation at UNICEF UK, leading development of a new strategy, designing and leading business planning and performance management processes and supporting, catalysing and enabling innovation across the organisation.

Katherine initially qualified as an engineer before working as a strategy consultant for Burlington Consultants. She then worked in India on sustainable livelihood development before joining Scope, a UK disability charity. Here she led the development and financing of a number of innovative new service models to support disabled children and their families, as well as developing and leading business planning and performance management processes across the directorate.

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Scaling for Impact