Katie Willis

Katie Willis

ESF Skills for Business Programme Executive

Katie joined OxLEP in May 2019 as a Programme Assistant after several years working closely with SMEs. Her main duty as a programme assistant is to provide support to the programme executive for the smooth running of operations for the Skills for Business ESF funded programme. She became Programme Executive in the autumn of 2020. 

Katie is CMI qualified (Chartered Management Institute) and in 2015 opened and managed her own bar and restaurant in Buckinghamshire. Here she devoted herself to the community, organising events to raise money for local charities and sharing knowledge on food and culture. Katie’s decision for career change was due to her desire to grow SMEs and improve the community on a larger scale.