Making a difference

Katie Campbell

Katie Campbell is Head of Finance and Resources at The Robertson Trust, Scotland’s largest independent grant maker. Joining in 2006, she has seen the Trust grow from an annual giving figure of £6M to nearly £20M. In 2013 she was responsible for leading the creation of Robertson House, a charity hub in the city centre of Glasgow that supports over 24 charities with office and meeting space.

Katie is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. Following qualification she moved to Canada to work with Onex Venture Capital. On her return to Scotland she started working for Diageo plc as part of the senior finance team in Diageo Business Services Scotland.

Her role at the Trust was a move away from the corporate environment in which she had built up her finance experience. Being part of the privileged world of grant making is a role she relishes. She was previously a board member of Evaluation Support Scotland and is a Trustee of the Alasdair Gray Foundation.