Senior Manager, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, Cisco Systems Limited
Kathryn Baddeley joined Cisco in 1997, and is the Head of Corporate Social Responsibility for Cisco UK & Ireland.
Prior to this, she led marketing communications teams in Australia and the UK as well as leading the global web marketing team, managing a team reaching from China to the West Coast of the US, publishing Cisco’s 86 global websites in 40 languages. Kathryn started working in CSR in 1999 creating a partnership for Cisco Australia with The Smith Family, a leading Australian NGO.
The partnership won the award for large business in the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Community Business Partnerships in 2001. On her return to the UK she volunteered as part of the Cisco UK & Ireland Civic Council, leading and participating in several successful CSR programmes.
Since late 2009 she has headed a programme to mentor offenders, in HMP Wandsworth and HMP Spring Hill, who are studying for Cisco networking qualifications in the Prison ICT Academy. As a small pilot programme it has been highly successful and is now entering the next phase - seeking to scale through a network of Cisco channel partners. Kathryn joined the EFFRR in 2011 seeking to represent the IT industry and the different models needed to engage those employers in recruiting ex-offender.