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New Chief Executive Announced

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We are pleased to announce that Kat Lee has been appointment as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Family Holiday Association.

Kat Lee

Kat is joining from Girlguiding, the UK’s largest charity for girls and young women. As Head of Youth Programmes she has spent the last six years leading the successful transformation of the organisation’s youth offer. With a wealth of experience in service delivery, strategy and impact, Kat has involved more than 50,000 girls and young women in the biggest overhaul in the charity’s 100-year history.

Announcing Kat’s appointment, Philippa Harris, Chair of Trustees for the Family Holiday Association said:

The Family Holiday Association has supported families for over 40 years. In that time the value of breaks has become well recognised and they are now regarded as a necessity by most. We believe we should now step up our activities to respond to the challenging circumstances families are facing and help even more of them over the coming years.

We are delighted that Kat has agreed to join us to drive that change for the future. Her experience supporting girls to achieve at Girlguiding coupled with her energy and outlook reflects our ambition for the future of the Family Holiday Association.

Reflecting on her new role, Kat said:

I am delighted to be joining The Family Holiday Association as CEO. The charity has a proud history of supporting the families who need it most to take a break, connect with one another and make memories they can treasure forever. I am looking forward to working with staff and partners to enable many more families to step away from the challenges of daily life and have fun together on a much-needed break.

Prior to Girlguiding Kat worked in two high profile tourist attractions, The Science Museum and the Houses of Parliament, for more than a decade where she focussed on enabling young people and families to access and enjoy institutions many feel are not for them.

Kat Lee will take over as CEO on 6 January 2020.

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