Katie Alcock

Project Manager

What do you do?

I make sure everyone on either side of the project has the tools and information they need to get the job done! It involves a lot of fantastic colour co-ordinated charts and three-way phone calls.

Why do you do it?

Joining the team from a writing background, I’m interested in exploring the way we use language as a tool to catalyse change, build cultural and social identities and give life to new ideas. Working with a team of communications experts, strategists and seasoned writers, my role at Quietroom is a valuable opportunity to change the conversation – and be a part of it.

Which project are you most proud of?

I joined Quietroom in August 2018 so, let me get back to you on that later down the line. A few months before I joined Quietroom, I joined forces with a few friends to host a Syrian supper club, to raise funds and awareness for the Syrian crisis. After weeks of test recipes and strings of pleading emails to local suppliers, we managed to pull off three-course dinner for 40, all documented by a local media company whose film reached the Syrian community around the world. When the man in the Damascene café thanked us, and asked to be part of the next supper, we knew we had done something to be proud of.

What do you like to do when you’re not at work?

I write the occasional magazine article or short story, go to life drawing classes, visit the theatre with friends, do a bit of boxing, prance around London’s beautiful green spaces and dream up new (and sometimes overambitious) projects with friends. When I was living in Glasgow, I also enjoyed my 15-minutes of fame as the album cover girl for the band ‘Belle and Sebastian’.

What keeps you awake at night?

Sound-wise – the caterwauling of the Kennington cats, the rowdy cricket fans spilling out of the Oval and the incessant screech of our neighbour’s electronic gate. Otherwise, thoughts of breakfast, and the latest book I’ve picked up.