Katy Saunders

Katy Saunders


Health + Social Care team

Senior leadership team

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Katy is a Director at Social Finance and leads our Health + Social Care team. 

The team provides expert advice to the Care and Wellbeing Fund and Macmillan End of Life Care Fund. 

Katy is also our race equity lead; the responsible director for equity, diversity and inclusion; and director for training. She was appointed to her current role in January 2021 and has been with the organisation since 2019, most recently as the lead for end of life care and new partnerships.

In 2020, Katy developed the world’s first end of life care fund, that will provide c.£30M of sustainable transformation funding to improve end of life. In 2022, she launched our UK-wide work on dementia and continues to contribute to sector thinking on how innovative finance can improve health outcomes.

Katy previously held a number of strategic, commissioning and operational roles in health and social care and has extensive experience of service transformation and organizational change across a range of sectors. This includes the development of an HSJ-nominated new model of care for Heart Failure, prototyping and scale of the first Macmillan Cancer Navigator, most improved NHS Trust for patient experience.

What would be your superpower?

No brainer… flying!

What do you do to unwind?

Read – nothing better than the paper and a coffee.

What’s your favourite board game?

Cluedo: my son is just about old enough now and we are loving it!

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