Donna Catley, Chief People Officer, Compass Group UK & Ireland, has been appointed as an Independent Member of King’s College London Council. The Council is the supreme governing body which defines vision and strategic direction of King’s College London in addition to overseeing progress. Chaired by Lord Geidt, the Council comprises a mix of leading academics, staff, students, business and community leaders. King’s College is one of the oldest universities in England and is an internationally top-ranked institution with a reputation for world class research across a wide range of disciplines.
Since Donna joined Compass in 2017, she has put social mobility at the heart of the company’s people agenda and is passionate about delivering social prosperity for all. Under her leadership, the organisation has achieved Real Living Wage accreditation, announced a multi-million-pound investment in learning and social outreach (The Compass Academy) and transformed career development for frontline colleagues.
Commenting on her appointment Donna said: “I am delighted to be joining the King’s College London Council. Their exceptional reputation in teaching and research globally, as well as their commitment to supporting the local community and giving back to society through meaningful service, really attracted me to the position and I look forward to supporting them.”
Professor Shitij Kapur, President & Principal King’s College London added: “We are thrilled to welcome Donna as an Independent Council Member. Donna’s commitment and passion to support people whatever their background is inspiring. I have no doubt she will bring great insight to our Council.”