Kate Norgrove

Senior Campaigns Director

Kate has spent the last fifteen years working as a campaigner on issues ranging from international arms control to the European Union and has a particular interest and expertise in supporting the development of impactful organizations working to make a difference in the world.

Before joining Purpose, Kate worked as Global Head of Campaigns at WaterAid, where she led efforts to get a Sustainable Development Goal on water and sanitation (and which was agreed upon by 192 countries at the United Nations in September 2015). Previously she lived and worked in Dakar, Senegal, where she led campaigns and policy work for Oxfam West Africa, covering eight countries including Nigeria and Ghana, running advocacy work on conflict in Chad and food crises in Niger and Mali. Kate has also worked with Save the Children, UNICEF, and Plan International amongst others, and has run media stunts outside the United Nations, dressed as a poop on Fifth Avenue in New York, recreated a Victorian street outside the Houses of Parliament in London, opened toilets in Delhi, organized a massive gig in Jo’burg and run “lesson for Life,” a campaign that reached 12 million children across the globe. 

Kate graduated (a long time ago now) from Cambridge University with an English Literature degree. She is a Londoner at heart and now lives there with her husband and two young children. When she’s not enjoying time with them, she is running or pruning roses in her small but perfectly formed London back garden.