In her role as Head of Evidence and Learning, Kitty is responsible for coordinating our global monitoring and evaluation, technical advisory and knowledge development functions. These teams play key roles supporting and embedding learning across the organisation, supporting teams with the technical development of programmes, and generating and documenting evidence for our approaches. Kitty has wide ranging knowledge and experience within Blue Ventures’ programmes, and a passion for supporting teams to develop holistic strategies that embed Blue Ventures core values throughout.
Kitty studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, before running projects engaging people in nature and conservation in the UK. She then spent three years based in the Comoros islands, contributing to the creation and development of local NGO Dahari, while leading the development of community outreach programmes and tools. This led onto a role with project partner the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust within their Madagascar programme.
Kitty joined Blue Ventures in early 2014 as manager for the Madagascar country programme, including supporting the development of the MIHARI network. In late 2016 she moved back to her native UK to join the headquarters team, and now works from Blue Ventures’ Bristol office.
Kitty speaks fluent French and good Malagasy, and is a keen cyclist and fiddle player.