Kathy Taylor

Executive Director of People

Kathy is the Executive Director of People, responsible for the Human Resources and Volunteering departments. Her teams support over 1,700 staff and the tens of thousands of fabulous people who volunteer for us. She is passionate about keeping people at the heart of what we do as an organisation, and is excited at how her team can help Macmillan continue to achieve this.

Kathy initially joined Macmillan as HR Director in 2013. She transformed the HR department to fully support the modern workforce, from recruitment, staff development, recognition and retention, to advising the Executive team on all HR-related matters.

During her early career in the retail sector Kathy led large, multi-disciplined HR and operational teams for well-known brands including Hamleys and Barratts. Working at Board level for a number of years, Kathy has a strong track record of leading people functions and developing strategies for multi-million pound businesses, and we’re delighted to have her as part of the team.