Before starting her career in HR Katyryna worked as a primary school teacher for 8 years after which she undertook a Masters in the Management of Human Resources at De Montfort University in Leicester. Katyryna was accredited by the university with an award for her thesis which reviewed the career paths of women at Transport for London and sits in their reference library.
Katyryna HR career started at Ealing Local Authority in the Schools HR Team, after which she joined Oasis Community Learning. During her time at Oasis she led on the TUPE Transfer of over 30 schools into the Trust, as well as developed the growth strategy for the Central Team Services for Oasis, which included, IT, Facilities, Finance, Governance, Marketing and HR.
After Oasis Katyryna joined Ark as Head of Change and was responsible for remodelling their entire central workforce as well as supported complex employment relations issue with the ‘Trojan Horse’ schools.
As the inaugural Head of HR for Community Academies Trust Katyryna set up the HR and People service for the Trust including terms and conditions of employment, HR policies and procedures all of which were successful collectively agreed under her leadership.
Katyryna in now the founding Director of City of London Academies Trust and has developed an effective HR and People Service for the Trust as well as led on several complex projects including a change in payroll provider and TUPE transfers. Under her leadership she has remodelled the central services provision where the Trust finance and IT staff are now centrally managed. Katyryna has also developed and delivered on a people management training strategy for all leaders across the Trust.
Katyryna has a profound interest in people and seeks the best from them. When dealing with any complex matters, she takes the approach of being an outsider ‘looking in’ and what would be the ‘right’ thing to do based on the facts available.
Katyryna’s is a lifelong member of the Ukrainian Youth Association and is passionate about her background and culture, as well as being a mum to her son.
Areas of expertise/special interest
Organisational Design & Development
Learning & Development
Role within the Diocese
Katyryna is HR consultant for GDBE elevate HR