A former Regional Head of BBC Children in Need’s London & South East region has been appointed as the CEO at Community Impact Bucks.
Katie Higginson, will be bringing her extensive experience of the charitable sector through more than a decade of working for national funders to Community Impact Bucks (CIB).
Katie started her career at the Football Foundation, before spending eight years in a variety of roles at BBC Children in Need.
As Head of the London & South East Region for BBC Children in Need, Katie was responsible for over £40m worth of grants and worked in partnership with other charities and public sector bodies to tackle issues such as youth violence and provide funds to support children affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Prior to that, she was responsible for grant making performance across the UK as Head of Quality, Assurance and Risk at the charity.
Katie said: ‘I am excited and honoured to have joined Community Impact Bucks as CEO. We’re in a time of enormous change for society and it’s more important than ever to ensure we have resilient, connected communities.
CIB provides vital support to charities and community groups across Buckinghamshire and enables people to get involved and make a difference. I look forward to building on this excellent work, and leading Community Impact Bucks into its 10th year and beyond.‘
Katie will lead Community Impact Bucks, ensuring that the charity has the resources, partnerships and services needed to help organisations and communities improve the lives of people in Bucks.
Community Impact Bucks is an independent charity that gives support, advice and training to charities, not for profit organisations and community groups. As well as helping groups to get started, be effective and grow Community Impact Bucks also offers expert advice and training and help charities and groups be more efficient and effective in delivering life changing impact to the people of Buckinghamshire.
Further information on Community Impact Bucks can be found on the Community Impact Bucks website at https://communityimpactbucks.org.uk.