Kathryn has enjoyed a 40-year career in public service. She became the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards in 2018, as an independent officer of the House of Commons she oversees the code of conduct and rules for MPs. During her career, she spent 11 years as Chief Executive of the charity, Voice UK, representing the rights of people with learning disabilities who were victims of abuse and crime. She was awarded an OBE in 2007 for her services to people with learning disabilities. She has also held the challenging role of Commissioner for the Victims and Survivors in Northern Ireland, worked for the Independent Police Complaints Commission and held the role of Chief Legal Ombudsman of England and Wales.