Catherine Gladwell – Chief Executive, Refugee Support Network

Catherine Gladwell Refugee Support Network

Catherine is Founder and Chief Executive at Refugee Support Network, a non-profit supporting young refugees across the UK to build brighter futures through education.

She has built the organisation from a two-person volunteer project, to the national charity it is today, and leads on overall strategy and direction.

Alongside her work at RSN, she is a Director at Jigsaw Consult, where she specialises in refugee education, leading large-scale multi-national research programmes a variety of UN, government and NGO clients.

She has worked in 16 different countries, including Afghanistan, Sudan, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti and Jordan.

She has published multiple research and policy papers and is a regular speaker at conferences, on panels and in the media.

She has a degree from Oxford University, a masters in Education and International Development from the Institute of Education, and is an honorary fellow at Winchester University.

Catherine lives in Harlesden, London, with her husband and young daughter.