Kathryn Baldacchino / Trustee
Kathryn has worked in the field of migration, forced displacement and human trafficking for over 16 years. She is currently the Head of Anti-Trafficking at British Red Cross, leading the Red Cross response to human trafficking in the UK and overseas. As part of this role she represents the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies at the Global Protection Cluster Anti-Trafficking Task-Team, and co-chairs the European Red Cross Action for Trafficked-persons Network. She also hosts and produces the podcast Actions: Responses to Trafficking where she spotlights a range of initiatives to respond to human trafficking globally. She has previously worked with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the Government of Malta and various NGOs in Australia, Cambodia, Namibia, Malta and the UK. She studied political science at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
When I came across Adventure Ashram, it felt like the perfect alignment of a combination of factors that are important features in my life – a group of travellers who wanted to support the communities they travelled through, focusing on human trafficking and combining this with my other passion of yoga. I immediately wanted to find out more and find a way to support the work Adventure Ashram is doing. I am delighted to be joining the board of trustees.