Katy Hartley is heading the Philips Foundation, which is a registered charity aimed at bringing innovation to those most in need. She joined Philips in 2007 and was responsible for creating and managing The Philips Center for Health & Well-being. She also started up Philips' ongoing partnership with the World Economic Forum. Prior to joining Philips, Katy worked at Royal Dutch Telecom between 2002-2007, eventually heading the consumer division’s communications team for the Dutch-based company.
The United Nations said global partnerships are essential to meeting the sustainable development goals. The same is true when it comes to disaster relief, ICRC’s Mechthild Rombach, Philips Foundation’s Katy Hartley and Philips Design’s Sean Hughes write in this joint op-ed.