Dr Katherine Rake OBE is the chief executive of Healthwatch England. She joined Healthwatch England from the Family and Parenting Institute where she was Chief Executive. 

Katherine was previously Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society and a lecturer in Social Policy at the London School of Economics where she is now a Governor.

She has worked with the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit, HM Treasury and other Government departments.  In 2008, Katherine was awarded an OBE for services to equal opportunities and given an Institute of Director's 'Good Director' Honour.