Katy Kydd Wright is a Senior Policy Adviser and coordinates the Global Fund Advocates Network.
Katy, who is based in Ottawa, Canada, spent close to a decade working for Canadian Parliamentarians in various roles at the House of Commons. During her time working for Parliamentarians her policy areas were as divergent as automotive policy, telecommunications regulations and human rights, but it was her work on patent regulations and the first Canadian Access to Medicines Regime adopted in 2004 that brought her into the field of global health.
Katy left Canadian politics and joined RESULTS Canada where she managed the grassroots-based organizations work on tuberculosis control with the ACTION partnership. Later, as Director of Campaigns, she led efforts on all the global health and poverty related campaigns of the organization including vaccines, microcredit and Education for All.
Katy has presented at Canadian and international conferences, trained grassroots volunteers to advocate to their elected officials, lobbied organizations like the World Bank, IMF and Global Fund and run numerous campaigns to increase funding to global health issues, TB in particular.
Since joining the ICSS team in September of 2012, Katy has coordinated the Global Fund Advocates Network established to unite voices and efforts from all over the world to support a fully funded and effective Global Fund.
Katy has a degree in Political and Comparative Development Studies from Trent University.