Katie Litchfield

Katie Litchfield | Financial Times

Katie is the Executive Director of the Financial Times' The 125 which is a forum that provides FT curated events for senior executives. Since 2013, Katie has driven the prestigious international media organisation’s exclusive FT 125 Forum and later initiated the incredibly popular FT 125 Women’s Forum for mid-level career women.

She is responsible for continuing to build one of the most well-regarded business networks for executives and across the Square Mile and beyond.

Some of the past speakers at Katie's events have included Bill Gates, George Osborne (while still Chancellor of the Exchequer), Kofi Annan and also organised and hosted Mark Carney's first London-based speaking event after he was appointed Governor of the Bank of England.

As well as her day-to-day duties, Katie has helped raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for FT charities through a number of functions and events, including more than $125,000 at a Christie's auction of original photographic prints held at the Rockefeller Centre in New York.

Starting her career on the newsroom floor, Katie has been at the Financial Times for more than 17 years and has seen many changes in a varied career from global financial crises to a change of ownership.