Katie Ghose is a barrister and campaigner. Chief Executive of the Electoral Reform Society since 2010, she has established the Society as the UK’s leading campaign for a better democracy. Previously Katie was Director of the British Institute of Human Rights (2005-2010) where she pioneered new initiatives to bring human rights to life for everyone in the UK. In 2009 she was awarded Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year by the Asian Lawyers’ Association.
Katie has worked in parliamentary and public affairs for organisations including Age UK and Citizens Advice and for seven years served as a trustee for LGBT rights charity Stonewall. Katie is a Board member of Fair Vote, a US organisation campaigning for electoral and democratic reform and in 2015 became an Independent Council member at the University of Sussex.
Katie’s first book Beyond the Courtroom: a lawyer’s guide to campaigning was published by Legal Action Group in 2005.