Katie Perrior

Advisory Board Member

Katie was the first female Director of Communications to the Prime Minister at No.10 Downing St.

Prior to that she co-founded iNHouse Communications, having held a number of senior roles including Head of Press for Channel 4 News and Deputy Head of Press for ITV News. Katie co-led the public relations campaign for Boris Johnson’s successful London mayoral campaign in 2008 and for Theresa May’s leadership campaign in 2016. Katie is a former Non-Executive Director for a South London NHS Trust and was appointed to the board of Ebbsfleet Garden City in 2015 by the then Prime Minister David Cameron. Prior to this she was the Cabinet Member for Housing and Community Affairs in the London Borough of Bexley for 12 years.

Katie now focuses on high profile senior counsel for iNHouse clients, specialising in crisis communications. Katie is currently a member of the Suburban Task Force, an inquiry set up by the All Parliamentary Group on London and the Built Environment and recently supported the Grimsey Review on how high streets should build back better post the pandemic. Katie also chairs the Conservatives in Communications network of 500 communications professionals and mentors young PA/PR professionals in her spare time. She is also a school governor. Katie occasionally writes for national newspapers and political websites and is a political broadcast commentator for Sky, the BBC and ITV. 

25th March 2021

A State of preparedness: how government can build resilience to civil emergencies

The COVID-19 pandemic is the most serious civil emergency this country has faced in peacetime; unprecedented in its scale, complexity, and duration. Despite the fact that extensive central government machinery exists to anticipate, prepare for, and respond to civil emergencies, the pandemic has exposed critical shortcomings in preparedness and resilience.