Kathleen Spencer Chapman

Head of policy, advocacy and research

Plan International UK

Kathleen has 15 years’ experience in a variety of roles campaigning on global poverty and social justice issues.

She is currently the head of policy, advocacy and research at Plan International UK. Prior to this role, she was head of policy and public affairs at Bond and head of policy and government relations for Oxfam GB. She has also led the NSPCC’s work on child rights and anti-trafficking at an EU and international level, and worked at the Brussels-based Social Platform and in the European Parliament.

Her interest in international development began with several years spent studying and working in India and Nepal, including learning Hindi and campaigning against child labour in India.