Public Policy Manager, Google UK
Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy
Katie O'Donovan is Public Policy Manager for Google UK with responsibility for economic policy. In this role Katie has developed Google's economic and digital skills programmes to ensure online opportunities can be realised across the UK and is responsible for engagement with the UK government on policy initiatives to ensure the UK remains a world-leading digital economy. Katie is also responsible for Google's Brexit Policy and work on young people’s online behaviour.
Prior to working at Google, Katie developed wide-ranging experience working in government and policy as a special advisor to Prime Minister Tony Blair in the Research and Information Unit at No10, and as an advisor to David Miliband. Katie also established the communications and policy team at Mumsnet helping the website grow from a forum startup to online institution. Katie is a board member of the Internet Watch Foundation.