Katie Aston OBE

My day job is leading on partnerships for Crime and Policing at the Home Office which brings me into contact with a lot of voluntary organisations including those working to combat serious violence. 

I was attracted to joining the StreetDoctors board because I am particularly keen on charities that ‘do what they say on the tin’.  I was really impressed with its staff and volunteers and strongly believe that StreetDoctors people are its greatest asset. 

I am also a trustee of the Noel Buxton Trust focusing on penal grant giving and have been involved with a number of different charities over the years.  I was awarded an OBE for services to charity and the voluntary sector in the Queen’s 2016 birthday honours list.

I live between London and rural East Suffolk and spend my spare time enjoying cooking, restaurants, good friends, wine and lively conversation.